Children in Need: The Royal Marines School of Music

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NAVAL base workers will often see Royal Marines musicians parading past them as they go about their day jobs... but not quite like this.

Trainees from the Royal Marines School of Music at Portsmouth Naval Base turned heads everywhere they went today as they dressed up in superhero costumes for Children in Need.

Playing a range of naval favourites, the marines dressed as everything from Batman to Captain America and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

They collected money from base workers as they went marching around.

Musician Josh Flynn, 18, said: ‘It has been a really enjoyable morning.

‘People have been really receptive and everyone has been coming out to have a look.

‘The costumes are amazing.’

More than 40 musicians took part and raised £239.31 for Children In Need.

The Royal Marines Band Service will be back in public on Thursday, November 20 at 7.30pm when they perform at St Mary’s Church in Fratton.

Call (023) 9272 6181 for details.

Schools and businesses across the region took part in the annual BBC fundraiser.

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