Band 1930

The band pose for a group photo with the commanding officer Lt-Col Wootten. They are in khaki service dress and wearing the white aiguilettes. They also have white leather waist-belts and pouch-belts. The bandmaster sits next to the CO, wearing a Warrant Officer's tunic which buttons to the neck. Sitting on chairs in that row are lance-corporals who have only one stripe on each sleeve. There had been a tradition in the Queen's Bays for lance-corporals to have two stripes but this had been discontinued. The drum banners are on display at each end. They are the same as seen in photos of 1911 and 1812, having the Victorian crown and four battle honours. New banners were produced in 1935 with the King's crown and honours for WW1.

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