MUSICIANS from the Band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth are in Afghanistan entertaining their fellow troops.
They have been touring the British area of operations and playing to squads of 3 Commando Brigade.
The 15-piece show band, which is led by Major Tony Smallwood, comprises a rhythm section, two vocalists and a host of instruments.
Their first performance took place in the Role 3 Hospital in Camp Bastion where the band played to patients and staff on the wards.
The playlist included songs from the Blues Brothers, the Commitments and James Brown, as well as some more modern covers.
Commander Carol Betteridge, of the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service, said: ‘Music always makes you feel good and it raises morale. It was excellent for everyone here in the hospital.’
During its month-long tour of Afghanistan the band has performed across the country, from Helmand to Kabul.