Military Funeral

#1
I have been asked to arrange a military-style funeral for an old chap who is still very much with us, but who is making sensible plans. However, as he is 93 I must assume that his passing will be sooner rather than later.

He is ex-RAMC.

I have made similar arrangements before and so most of it is pretty standard. I have a coffin flag, I can arrange a Guard of Honour, I am in touch with certain societies in which he was (is) a serving member and Aldershot Garrison Church has agreed that the service can be held there with a burial in Aldershot Military Cemetary.

My only difficulty as a civvy (but I am ex-Regular) is in locating a bugler or trumpeter to play the Last Post and Reveille and what may be the cost? I will need to cover this myself as he has not left anything for incidental expenses.

Any advice would be most welcome.

Thank you
 
#3
Aldershot garrisopn should be able to point you in the right direction. Approach the RAMC? You never know they may come onboard...
 
#6
northwesten said:
Contact Trumpet Major at the King's Troop RHA.

Gaurd room number is 0207 4144605 Ask to speak to the TM and they pass u on.
Very many thanks for all of the replies which are most helpful. Co-incidentally, I will be seeing the Kings Troop Trumpet Major (or one of his staff) in the next week or so in London and will certainly ask him then.

I am extremely grateful toy you all. Thank you.
 

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