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RLC Band opens the FA Cup Final

The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps and Corps of Drums were honoured to open proceedings at this year’s FA Cup Final football match at Wembley.

This year, the final was played between Arsenal and the newly crowned English champions, Chelsea. It was the band’s job to provide musical support to a full 90,000 strong crowd at the stadium.

Before the troops could put their feet on the ‘Holy Turf’ of Wembley, the band made its way to the Sir Bobby Moore statue at the front of the stadium, to entertain the thousands of fans making their way into the ground.

Not only did the Band and Corps of Drums provide entertainment before the game, both outside and on the pitch itself, it had the honour of playing the National Anthem as both teams were lined up before kick-off, in front of HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

For many of the Band and Corps of Drums, this was the first opportunity to play and showcase their talent and ability in front of millions watching worldwide.

It was a day that no one in the Band and Corps of Drums will ever forget. They hope to be able to repeat the experience in the future, a chance many of those on parade said they would relish.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan.co.uk

The unique British-made range of RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the dark blue, gold and scarlet of the Corps’ stable belt and black represents respect for all fallen RLC comrades.

As official MOD Licensees, for every product sold connected to any of the Services, The Ministry of Tartan gives a percentage to the relevant Benevolent Fund.

RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from The Ministry of Tartan website: www.theministryoftartan.co.uk
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