Tom Birkett, Coldstream Guards Drum Major - latterly Bandmaster RAF Central Band

Discussion in 'The Brigade of Guards' started by Tullybrone, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I came across this photo in the gallery yesterday posted by forum member Keith Lockwood.

    Drums Training Btn The Lillywhites Jun 1944.jpeg | WW2Talk

    Tom Birkett - named in the photo - was a contemporary of my father in 3rd CG in Egypt & Palestine 1938/39. They were born in neighbouring towns in West Cumberland and joined up 3 months apart.

    My father often spoke of him and I hear his name mentioned regularly on BBC when CG Troop The Colour as he wrote several pieces of flute/drum music used on the parade.

    Nice to put a face to the name after all these years.

    Link to Tom Birkett website - Untitled Document

    Tricky Dicky, CL1 and dbf like this.

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