LETTER: Band brought back memories

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I went to the 1066 celebrations in front of Battle Abbey. What better back drop could there be than Battle Abbey, right here in the heart of 1066 Country.

To crown it all, The Royal Engineer Band were playing as well - possibly one of the best military bands in the country. There were even some of our European brothers and sisters there as well.

I stood next to some French people, they were very impressed by the whole show.

I watched the Engineers, marching down through the High Street. It brought back a lot of memories for me. The sound was amazing. After they had marched up and down the High Street, they did a marching band display on the Green.

They played Sussex By The Sea, my battalion march, among a few other tunes. I have a lovely picture of myself in the QEMH. When the Band came and played there, I was in the wheelchair. I do not remember it. Dad said they played Sussex by the Sea.

Sussex by the sea, the best place in the world.

Johnnie Elliott

Caldbec Hill


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