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154 Regt. RLC Pipe Band

From his arrival in Dunfermline and after hearing about the disbanded Regimental Pipe band of 153 Regt RCT.   RSM Stuart Bowie has been determined to resurrect the Pipes and Drums.

 

This determination has resulted in the new "154 Regt RLC Pipe Band" which is taking part in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017.  

 

Kev Harraughty was chosen to have the Honour of being the "Lone Piper" on the Castle Battlements for the first night of the Tattoo.

 

The Band's uniform is Red Macduff Tartan which has been the official tartan of the Pipes and Drums since 1937.  The official designation of the Regiment’s Tartan is No16 Red MacDuff (Ancient).

 

There are no doubt many whom Stuart would wish to thank for their help and backing, not least the members of the band for their hard work and support which has seen this become a reality.

Report copied from the RLC Facebook page 13/12/2017

 

In one of the biggest events of 2017, 154 (Scottish) Regiment RLC made history as the first ever Pipe Band from the Corps, or any of our forming Corps, to perform at the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2017.

 

The concept of a band was first mooted in 1934, when it was realised that if the unit was to compete with other Regiments in attracting recruits, the Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) of the Highlands needed to have a band of its own. The Commanding Officer; Lieutenant Colonel Tom Harris Hunter, suggested a brass band, however, the Adjutant at the time; Captain Bertie Duckett, suggested that a Pipe Band would be more appropriate for a Highland unit.

 

The current Regimental Pipes and Drums were reformed in 2017 at the request of its Regimental Sergeant Major; WO1 Stuart Bowie. It has led to a significant manning uplift in line with Op FORTIFY and has proven to be the most efficient recruiting tool for the Regiment in a number of years with all of its ranks being RLC tradesman.

 

The Pipes and Drums continues to grow and are looking forward to further success and high profile events throughout 2018 and onwards.