Unit History: RE Band
The Duke of York formally introduced military bands into the British Army in about 1783, when he allowed the Guards regiments to form bands. Subsequently the War Office authorised regiments to raise similar bands at their own expense. In 1835 a Bugle band was raised from amongst the Royal Sappers and Miners, it became the Royal Engineers Band on the amalgamation of Royal Engineers and Royal Sappers and Miners in 1856. A second band (Aldershot) was formed in 1949, but was disbanded in 1985.
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