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RM Band Lympstone
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RM Band Lympstone

RM Band Lympstone is one of five Royal Marines bands based around the United Kingdom. It can trace its direct historical lineage to 1767.

190-strong parade, led by The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Lympstone, is the first Freedom of the City parade carried out by a Royal Navy Warship in Cardiff


The Band’s principal role is to provide musical support of the highest professional standard to the Naval Service. They perform in a wide variety of musical combinations, including parade band, wind band, symphony orchestra, big band, dance band, jazz band, corps of drums and a number of small chamber groups.  

The Band’s unique cap badge, which includes the Prince of Wales’ plumes, was awarded to the Plymouth Divisional Band by His Royal Highness in 1920 following a highly successful tour of Australasia and the Pacific Islands.

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