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Veterans Tune In To Music Composed In Their Honour

Published: 27 Jun 2013

Battle of the Atlantic veterans preparing for their free night out at the South Coast Proms were given a sneak preview of a new piece of music composed in their honour.

Eight veterans heard an excerpt of the Battle of the Atlantic Suite – penned to mark of battle’s 70th anniversary – which will be performed by the massed bands of Royal Marines at the Proms on July 5 and 6 at Whale Island, Portsmouth.

They heard a recording of the piece today (June 25) during a visit to the Royal Marines School of Music at Portsmouth Naval Base. The veterans were treated to a tour of the school and listened to the school’s training band in rehearsal.

On completion the eight guests received their free Proms tickets from Vice Admiral Philip Jones, the Navy’s Fleet Commander.

Captain Steve Green, of the Royal Marines Band Service, said: “The veterans enjoyed their visit and they commented favourably on the special piece of music. They will hear the full version at the Proms which promises to be spectacular evening of entertainment from world-renowned musicians.”

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