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IRA Bombing - Deal - Memorial Band Stand

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Unit/ Formation: RM Band Service


Location: Deal


Period/ Conflict:


Year: 1989


Date/s: 22 September 1989


A memorial bandstand was constructed at Walmer Green in Deal, Kent to the memory of those who "only ever wanted to play music"


On 22nd September 1989 the IRA exploded a bomb at the Royal Marines School of Music in Deal that killed 11 Musicians and seriously injured 11 more.

The Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust stages a series of ‘free’ public concerts on the Bandstand between May and September each year.


The aim of the concerts is to keep alive the memory of the 11 Royal Marines Musicians who were killed by the bomb. The Deal Memorial Bandstand is seen as a ‘living’ Royal Marines Memorial to those who died.


Eleven sides of the twelve-sided Bandstand structure have engraved tablets bearing the names of those who lost their lives.

 

Band Cpl D McMillan



Band Cpl D P Pavey



Musn R G Fice


Musician R L Simmons


Musician M F Ball


Musician M T Petch


Musician R M Jones


Band Cpl T J E Davis


Musician T J Reeves


Band Cpl J A Cleatheroe


Musician C R Nolan

 

Images of the fallen Bandsmen by kind permission on The Globe and Laurel Magazine - The Journal of the Royal Marines


For more information and events visit: Deal Memorial Bandstand Trust


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