2008 was a busy year for the Corps, only our second year since reformation in 2007.
During 2007 it was mostly dedicated to rehearsals with 2 events, firstly we travelled
to Belgium to take part in the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Iper and a
floodlit Tattoo at the Chateau Zonnebeke. Our second event was the Lord Mayors Show
in London where we were joined by members of the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of
Fusiliers Corps of Drums.
6th June 2008 - Saw members of the corps travel to Liverpool where we joined up with
the Yorkshire Corps of Drums and contingents from the Air Training Corps to lead
the Lord Mayors Parade.
15th June - We lead a Royal British Legion Parade in Maidstone.
5th July- Saw some members of the Corps take part in the Knockholt Carnival then
travel on to the Historic Dock Yard in Chatham where the full Corps took part in
the Veterans Day parade celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the TA. We performed
our routine during the afternoon, and in the evening we took part in Beating Retreat
with the band of HM Royal Marines Portsmouth, the Kohima Band of the Princess of
Wales’s Royal Regiment and the Rochester Pipe Band.
2nd Aug- The Corps assembled at the Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, putting
on 3 sessions of music and marching in Chapel Square.
6th Sept - The Corps assembled at the Sussex County Cricket Club ground in Hove on
behalf of the Army Benevolent Fund and put on a routine of music and marching during
the lunch interval of the match between Sussex and Yorkshire while the ABF did a
bucket collection during which over 1000 pounds was raised.
24th Oct - Saw the Corps in East Grinstead where we were engaged to play at the Church
of Scientology location where over 6000 members were assembling for an International
8th Nov - The Corps joined up with our friends and colleagues of the Corps of Drums
Society to take part in the Lord Mayors Show in London, and what a very wet day it
27th Nov - The Corps assembled in the evening at the Girdler's Hall in the City of
London to do what can only be described as a "cabaret" spot for the Annual Dinner
of the Guild of Arts Scholars, Dealers and Collectors, a very enjoyable experience
well received by the Guild.