ROYAL Marines musicians have been drumming up support in Bahrain for all things British during a week-long trip to the island.
A team of five drummers and buglers from the Portsmouth Royal Marines Band travelled to Bahrain at the request of the commander of the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC).
Their visit was to promote a British Embassy initiative called Great British Week.
Commodore Keith Blount OBE, the commander of the UKMCC said: ‘The Royal Marines Corps of Drums is famed throughout the world for its top notch performances.
‘It seemed right to invite them to Bahrain to represent the naval presence here and to exemplify and celebrate the best of British.
‘I am proud to say they did not disappoint and I am immensely grateful for their efforts.’
The RM Corps of Drums played at several events to highlight the long-standing links between the UK and Bahrain and to underline the Royal Navy’s presence there.