Guest Posted 6 June , 2016 Share Posted 6 June , 2016 When I lie awake in the small hours I sometimes wonder what the slow march of the 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis sounded like. I would like to play it when I visit their memorials in a forgotten corner of a foreign field....or the 39th Garwhal Rifles...or the 14th KGO Ferozepore Sikhs' quick march. I am interested in establishing the Regimental quick marches (plural) and slow marches (plural) of each Regiment of the British Army in 1914-18. Some regiments had more than one quick march or slow march (hence the 'plural' ) and many regiments shared the same tune. Fusilier Regiments' quick marches in 1914 were all "The British Grenadier" which made the march past by any Fusilier Brigade a rather crashingly dull event according to all accounts. In no particular order I am looking for the quick and slow marches of the: Household Cavalry Line Cavalry Yeomanry (this will be challenging) Foot Guards (I don't believe have changed from Great War to date) Line Infantry TF Infantry including each London Regt Battalion (also quite challenging - what was the slow march of the Roughriders? as a starter for ten..) Any other anomalies such as the Ardeer Company, HAC, Cyclists, OTCs, Buckinghamshire Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regt, etc Indian Army Cavalry (uuuuber challenging - Deccan Horse? Scinde Horse? Governor's Bodyguard? ) Indian Army Infantry (ditto - 14th KGO's Sikhs? Palamacottah Light Infantry slow march anyone? ) Other Colonials and Dominion Regiments. ( Maori contingent? Zion Mule Corps?) A plea: No Wikipedia please. Curious to know if New Army Service battalions had their own (Tyneside Scottish for example: I suspect did not march the "The British Grenadier"). Also looking for hyperlinks to audio samples. To kick this off, here is the finest quick march of them all: The Black Bear (sadly, often mangled with 'Scotland the Brave' as a medley) but here it is 45 seconds into this clip click. being mangled performed by my late father-in law's regiment. Second is 'Scipio' (one of the slow marches of the Grenadier Guards) in my view. MG I will collate on a spreadsheet (what else?) periodically if this captures the imagination. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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