FROGSMILE Posted 20 December , 2019 Share Posted 20 December , 2019 (edited) 26 minutes ago, Steve B said: With regard to the lineage of the 10th Londons it should be borne in mind that when the original 10th London Regiment, the Paddington Rifles, was disbanded in 1912 and replaced by a battalion raised in Hackney all links to the Paddington Rifles and its rifle volunteer antecedents were severed. The 10th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (Hackney) was a completely new unit and had the uniform and drill of a line regiment, so the existence of a Corps of Drums rather than Bugles is not entirely unexpected. Yes, that’s a very good point Steve, and makes sense, although it remains rather odd to see the group all with bugles. That said I do recall seeing drummers of the battalion in which I served practising their bugle notes and calls collectively and perhaps that’s what had been going on before the photo was taken. NB. My understanding is that rifle units were still ‘line regiments’ apart from the Rifle Brigade, who were taken out as a special honour. Edited 20 December , 2019 by FROGSMILE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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