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RM Band Scotland

As one of the five bands that make up the musical wing of the Royal Navy, RM Band Scotland plays a crucial role in boosting troop morale, supporting international diplomacy and paying tribute to their fallen comrades. 

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

2 instruments

Minimum number band members are required to play


The first time Royal Marines Drummers are mentioned in official papers

5 bands

In the Royal Marines Band Service

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Current operation

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RM Band Scotland’s role

The master musicians of RM Band Scotland are highly skilled in at least two instruments – and often many more. Together, these versatile and talented musicians undertake a wide variety of ceremonial commitments across Scotland and the North of England. 
Just some of the band’s recent engagements include the launch of the new Daring-class destroyers and the commissioning of the submarine HMS Astute. 
As with all Royal Marines Bands, the men and women of RM Band Scotland also perform a vital secondary role supporting the Fleet during active operations, with a number of personnel having seen service in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

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