Great gig for Pipes and drums
CONGRATULATIONS to members of the Pipes and Drums, National Servicemen's Memorial Band on another successful gig in New Caledonia for Bastille Day celebrations.
In a packed seven-day program, band members - all proud seniors with an average age of 65- performed 10 concerts and played at two remembrance services dedicated to past military personnel. They even visited a French frigate at a naval base where they performed on the helicopter flight deck.
As well as being made honorary members of the French Reserve Forces in recognition of their contribution to Australian/French relationship over the past eight years, the members were indulged with French wine, cheese, bread and pastries. A successful tour ended up with them all returning home with a few extra kilos.