The Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich
Vague Memories of My Return to Woolwich
Writing about my return to the Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich is difficult as I have no distinct memories, and nothing to jog my memory. But after some thought I can perhaps provide an account of what occurred. [Read more…]
In chapter 4 that covered my time in transition out of the UK to Hong Kong through the Depot at Woolwich, I described the dual nature of the place as being home to ceremonial troops and a permanent staff whose job it was to dispatch troops all over the world. A big part of that ceremony was the Royal Artillery Band Woolwich. After 250 years, the band is moving to a new home.
This article from the Royal Borough of Greenwich states:
The Royal Artillery Band are leaving Woolwich after 250 years of links with the borough.
The Royal Artillery Band will be marching out of their barracks in Woolwich for the last time on Sunday 9 February, ending an association with the town of more than 250 years.
As part of the Ministry of Defence restructuring, the band is moving to Tidworth in Wiltshire in April.
I must admit, it makes me wonder about how ceremony at the Woolwich depot will go now.