reproduced from a record cover.
Recently the Conductor John Brush kindly supplied this information about the picture.
"On your website you show a photo of the York & Lancaster Regt Band in a very artificial pose at Curium Theatre - Cyprus, and you ask if anyone has info. Here goes.
Background. Curium Theatre is an ancient Greek ampitheatre that had been used by RAF Episkopi to put on record (disc) concerts. I persuaded them to stage a live show featuring our band, something that had never been done before. Not being totally convinced of the viability of such a course of action, they nevertheless gave the OK and offered to handle publicity which they did excellently. We played to an audience of over 4000 and received more standing ovations than we could handle!! A few days later this photograph was taken.
The personnel, and what happened to them on disbandment now follows:-
|Bandmaster||John Brush||1. BM, Royal Highland Fuliliers
2. Brigade BM, Welsh Brigade
3. Capt, DOM, Royal Brunei Malay Regt.
4.Superintendant, DOM, Royal Brunei Police.
5.DOM,St Dennis Band, Cornwall
|1st Flute||Bdsm J Cocker||Green Howards Band|
|2nd Flute||L/c J Fawbert||Redundant|
|Eb Clar||Bdsm J Kitchen||King's Div Depot|
|Oboe||L/c H Senior (+ piano & sax)||Royal Corps of Transport Band|
|Solo Clar||Cpl A Close (+ sax)||3rd Btn Queens Regt Band|
|Solo Clar||Bdsm C Shephard||Redundant|
|Rep Clar||Bdsm M Murphy||Scots Guards Band|
|2nd Clar||Bdsm D Addison||Duke of Wellington's Band|
|2nd Clar||Bdsm G Brown (+ guitar)||9/12th Lancers Band|
|3rd Clar||Bdsm C Robinson||Redundant|
|3rd Clar||Bdsm G Smith||Prince of Wales Own Band|
|Alto Sax||Sgt W Crossley (+sop sax)||Redundant|
|Alto Sax||Bdsm W Ricketts||Redundant|
|Ten Sax||L/c O'Reilly||Redundant|
|Ten Sax||Bdsm J Petticrew||Redundant|
|Bar Sax||Bdsm J Swift||Redundant|
|Bassoon||Bdsm J Clough||Royal Engineers Band|
|1st Horn||Sgt D Green||Redundant (on to Central Band of the Royal Australian Air Force)|
|2nd Horn||Bdsm B Hancox||Redundant|
|3rd Horn||Bdsm J Wroe||Royal Corps Of Transport Duty|
|4th Horn||Bdsm P Parker||Redundant|
|1st Cnt||BSM C Dangerfield||Redundant|
|1st Cnt||L/c P Hill||3rd Carabiniers Band|
|2nd Cnt||L/c A Kay||Redundant|
|2nd Cnt||Bdsm E Dyson (+ guitar)||Redundant|
|3rd Cnt||Bdsm D Cocker (+ guitar)||Prince of Wales Own Band|
|3rd Cnt||Bdsm D Plummer||Redundant|
|1st Tbn||Cpl D Brown||4/7 Dragoon Guards Band|
|2nd Tbn||Bdsm I Cross||Redundant|
|Bass Tbn||Bdsm J Lawrence||Redundant|
|Euph||Sgt T Green||BSM of Prince of Wales Own Band|
|Euph||Bdsm T Holmes||Duke of Wellington's Band|
|Eb Bass||Bdsm J Kenny||Redundant|
|Bb Bass||Cpl R Tams (+ bass guitar)||Redundant|
|Perc||Bdsm J Salisbury||19/21 Lncers Band|
|Perc||Bdsm J Gregory||Redundant|
|Perc||Bdsm B Nicholls||Prince of Wales Own Band|
|Perc||Bdsm P Smith||Redundant|
Hope this helps.
ps. The photograph was taken by the Photography Dept, RAF Episkopi."
page updated 2004