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Collections - Regimental Music and Instruments
 
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bulletDrums
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Banners

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Trumpet or bugle banner - marked with Regimental Lion and the words ‘7 Plt 4 Cdt Btn King’s Own Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums Barrow in Furness’Blue material with orange stitching and frilled edges.  Clearly of Number 7 Platoon, 4th Cadet Battalion of the King’s Own Cadet Force.  Dated circa 1960s or 1970s.  KO2587/01

Bells

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Brass Bell Inscribed “Presented to The Regimental Depot, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) by Captain (Quartermaster) D Gibb DCM On His Appointment  To A Regular Commission to the Regiment 10 Jul 1952”.  KO2694/01

Bugles & Trumpets

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Bugle made by W Sandback of Rathbone Place, London. Recovered from the battlefield at Waterloo by William Lonsdale, of the 4th of King’s Own Royal Regiment.  KO0776/01

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Bugle, German, picked up by Lieutenant G R Knight, whilst serving in the 49th Canadian Infantry Battalion near the village of Deminin, during the Battle of Amiens, 8th August 1918.  KO0360/01

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Bugle, silver, with King’s Own badge.  Hallmarked 1928.  KO2173/01

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Bugle, 4th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  ‘Presented by Colonel Thompson TD  Commanding, 1920-26’ and features the regimental Lion, and Battle Honours.  Made by Henry Potter & Co. Makers, 36-38 West Street, Charing Cross Road, London.  KO2183/07

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Bugle, standard army issue of brass and bronze.  Made by Mayers and Harrison Makers, Manchester, England, 1952.  KO2190/10

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Trumpet, silver, inscribed with the King’s Own Lion and badge of the Royal Artillery and “Presented to the Officers 380th Light Regiment RA (The King’s Own) TA by Lieutenant Colonel J R S Thompson DSO TD JP RA  Commanding Officer 1947-51"  Made by Boosey and Hawkes Ltd, England.  KO2693/36

Drums

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Base Drum 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Formerly used by the band of the Middlesex Regiment and transferred to the King’s Own during the First World War.  KO0192/02

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Base Drum, 2nd Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Inscribed 'The King's Own 2nd Volunteer Battalion, Morecambe and Heysham Detachment.'  KO0354/01

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Base Drum, 1st/5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Painted by Robert Bell, 1918.  KO0354/02

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Base Drum, 5th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment.  With brass plaque acknowledging the sponsors as ‘Warirng & Gillow, Nelson Acetate and Nelson Silk, Lancaster, 1961.’  KO1349/01

The Drums of 4/5 King’s Own Royal Regiment were very generously given to the Battalion on 22 Apr 1961 by the following donors:
Standfast Dyers & Printers Ltd Lancaster
Messrs. Jas. Williamson & Son, Ltd, Lancaster
Messrs. Storey Brothers & Co Ltd, Lancaster
Glaxo Laboratories Ltd, Ulverston
Lansil Ltd, Lancaster
Lancaster Rural District Council
Lancaster City Corporation
Morecambe and Heysham Corporation
The Citizens of Barrow & Ulverston
Messrs. Waring & Gillow Ltd, Lancaster
Messrs. Nelsons Acetate Ltd, Lancaster
Messrs. Nelsons Silk Ltd, Lancaster
West End Social Club & Institute, Fleetwood.

 

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Side Drum, shell, 1st Volunteer Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Period 1883 to 1901.  KO0122/01

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Side Drum, shell, 4th Militia Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment,  circa 1908.  KO0313/02

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Side Drum, shell, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, period 1910-1936.  KO0750/28

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Side Drum of the King’s Own Royal Regiment.  Period 1930s.  KO1641/01

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Drum skin reputed to have been used at the Battle of the Boyne 1 Jul 1690 (old style) 12 July 1690 (new style).  KO2490/271

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German snare drum marked ‘Captured by the 1st/4th Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment at Givenchy, 9 Apr 1918.  55th West Lancashire Division”  KO2649/01

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Tenor Drum, 8th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Presented to the 8th Battalion by Brigadier General R J Kentish, DSO, Commanding, 76th Infantry Brigade to mark his appreciation of the gallantry and devotion to duty of every Officer, Warrant Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer and Private during the period he had the privilege to command the Brigade of which the 8th Battalion formed part.  K0607/01

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Drum Sticks found on a battlefield by a member of the 1st Volunteer Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, during the South African War, (Boer War) in 1900.  KO0363/01

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Pencil sketch design for Side Drum.  KO2917/41

Hunting Horns

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Small hunting horn used by Lieutenant Roger Horsfield when serving with C Company 4/5 King’s Own at Ulverston in the 1960s.  Major Gordon Hudson MC was the Company Commander and he provided one for each of the platoon commanders and had a larger one himself.  They all produced different notes and could be easily distinguished when used for field signals and were much better than using whistles.  KO2727/01

Music

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Sheet Music ‘The King’s Own Song’ Words by Herbert K Crofts, Music by Theo Bonheur.  KO2546/15 and KO2950/21

Staffs

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Drum Majors Staff, 1st Duke of Lancaster’s Own Regiment of Militia.  Period 1852-1881. KO0313/01

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Pencil drawing design for Drum Majors Mace, 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment.  KO3046/35

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