ROYAL Marines band members have officially smashed the world record for the longest continuous drum roll.
Marines from Portsmouth have spent the last few days in London trying beat the record, which stood at 28 hours.
As reported in The News, they broke that record on Thursday night, but their target was to reach 64 hours, which they achieved on Saturday. Corporal Bugler Stuart Warmington, who came up with the idea, said: ‘To have finally broken the record is amazing. It has been so long in the planning and rehearsals.
‘I am overwhelmed with how well it went.’
The marines are raising money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. It forms part of the celebrations taking place this year to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.
Lieutenant Colonel Nick Grace, the
Royal Marines Band Service principal director of music, said: ‘It is a great honour to accept this record on behalf of the Corps of Drums.
‘I am extremely proud of all of them.’
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