SUCCESS: Band members are all proud seniors.
SUCCESS: Band members are all proud seniors. BLUEY

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.


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