Future Dates
Web Master Peter McCarthy BEM
UPDATED 12th Febuary 2022

Confirmed Jobs 2022 to date
Combined Corps of Drums Steve Atkin Memorial Practice 12th March 2022
The practice in 2022 will be held at the Comrades of the Great War Club, Doncaster, DN2 6AD from 1000hrs to 1600hrs. (Covid Restrictions permitting) We will be ably controlled by Ex Senior Drum Major British Army Ben Roberts and Ex Drum Major Sammy McIlree MBE, please see below for the play list.
In Memoria
                                 Semper Fidelis - (Drum Major Steve Atkin CG)
                                  Major Horsfall - (Major Peter Horsfall CG)
                                  Perrys Promise - (GSM Perry Mason CG)
                                  Blaze Away - (Drum Major Stu Sutton CG & HAC)

Girls in Grey
Light of Foot
Banner of Hope
Mud Cabin
Sons of the Brave
Moray firth
There’s something about a soldier
Dolly Grey (YCoD Version)
Children’s Love
The New Colonial
Retreat Marches No 1
Imperial Echoes
Under the Double Eagle
Captain Nicholls
Brooklyn Bells
Washington Post

There will be a raffle during the dinner break, where the top prise will be one of Mel Smiths excellent polo shirts (Printed to your requirements)
The OCCoD will be holding their AGM either during the dinner break or at the end of the practice please have your proposals to the Secretary on
walle0560@gmail.com <mailto:walle0560@gmail.com>   by 27/02/2022. Best wishes for the New year,

Combined Corps of Drums Minden Day 31st July 2022
Date for your Diaries, 31st July 2022 Minden Day Bury St Edmunds Suffolk The Keep RHQ Royal Anglian.

Once again I plan on forming a combined Corps of Drums to support Minden Day 2022. This offer is open to any likeminded enthusiasts, male or female to join our ranks. Please find web link below containing the playlist, all march’s are linked to music parts on the Yorkshire Corps of Drums music site. I have selected 27 commonly played marches knowing there will be no real opportunity for group practice prior and knowing the majority will be able to play these marches without prior practice. The Corps of Drums static position will be facing the square this year.


The RHQ Royal Anglian will be providing separate male and female accommodation at:

Suffolk ACF weekend training centre Thetford.

This will be the final Minden Day that I organise and the last opportunity to take Part. I will ask for names of those planning on supporting this event by early April plus accommodation requirements. If interested drop me a email: Paul.wilkins42@hotmail.co.uk


PS please feel free to pass on to any enthusiasts who would like to join our ranks for the day.

“Once a Drummer, Always a Drummer”