Royal Marine Band Service

RM Band Collingwood

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood was formed on the 16th June 2009 as a direct result of the closure of the Band based at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. 

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The Royal Marines Band Collingwood now looks forward to forthcoming events including The Barakura Gardens Harvest Festival in Japan (Oct 2013), The Lord Mayor’s Show in London, The Basel and Zurich Christmas Tattoo, Massed Bands ‘Beating Retreat’ on Horse Guards Parade in London (Summer 2014), celebrations to commemorate 350 years of the Royal Marines, Events Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (throughout 2014 and beyond), and the Avenches Tattoo in Switzerland (September 2014).

The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood continues to make a significant contribution to the Naval Service and wider UK interests.  It provides musical support to commemorative events and veteran’s parades in London and throughout the South Coast.  It’s concerts raise funds for Service charities and it performs for events both on a national level and for local communities

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Director of Music Jon Ridley

Rank: Major

Major Jon Ridley joined the Royal Marines Band Service in 1989.

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The band performed at The London 2012 Olympic Games and Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Events

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Royal Marines 353

On 28th October 2017 the Royal Marines celebrate their 353rd anniversary. 353 years of unbroken service, of protecting the Nation's security. 353 years of timeless distinction. 

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