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102 Battalion REME Band

The Band provides a greater public understanding, recognition and appreciation of the history and traditions of the Battalion and the Army Reserve in general by helping keep the Army in the public eye. The Pipe Band plays at a variety of military and public events throughout the North East of England.

The Band also plays at events further a field in the UK such as the REME Corp weekend and in support of REME Association weekends. In recent years the Band has represented the UK throughout Europe including: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Macedonia, Spain and The Sudan.

Previously, the Battalion Band accompanied the REME Corp Band to the Moscow Military Music Festival as the UK representation. In early 2010 four Pipers from the Band again accompanied the REME Corp Band in representing the UK by playing at a series of concerts in New Delhi, India.

Joining the Band

The Band is always on the lookout for new members who can contribute to a band with strong military traditions and history. Those wishing to join the Pipes and Drums are not required to become serving members of the Army Reserve but we will support fully any who wish to do so as the Band is currently a mix of civilian, serving and retired reservists.

The Band has excellent support in the form of uniforms, equipment and practice facilities Music training takes place every Drill Night which for the Band is a Tuesday night. All Army Reserve Band members have a REME military trade, such as Vehicle Mechanic, as well as being a musician and the Army Reserve members of the Band are expected to complete the mandatory military training and 15 day camp each year in order to qualify for an Army Reserve bounty.

To enquire about joining the Pipes and Drums call the Band Secretary or the Band President at

Headquarters 102 Battalion REME,
The Aycliffe Armoury,
Northfield Way,
Newton Aycliffe,
Co. Durham

Tel: 01325 375 043
Email: 102REME-BHQ-PASO@mod.uk

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