The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Band Club
A Brief History of The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
History of The Band
Members of the Club
The Pingat Jasa Malaya Medal Award Ceremony
The Band Reunion 2009
Band Reunion 2010
Band Reunion 2011
Band Reunion 2012
Contact Information for The KOYLI and 2LI Band Club
|George hadn't appeared for almost 40 years but was instantly recognisable and looked very well - we weren't too sure about the ear stud though!! |
2LI Dance Band 1971 courtesy of Les Fox
| The Big Band may look a little dated now but they could really swing. Front row [L to R]Tony Truscott, Frank Townend, Yorkie Bloor, Mick Fozzard and John Pilgrim. 2nd Row. Pete Fleming, Les Fox, 'Henry' Cooper, Joe Kenworthy, Gordon Taylor and Bob Hatton. Holding up at the rear are David Wood, John Limbert and, somewhere back there, Dave Snell.
2nd Bn KOYLI Band 1909-1910
|If you thought the Big Band looked a little old fashioned take a look at this one. Even Bill hadn't joined at this stage.|
Chris Scott and Jack Leeming
| Chris and his wife have lived in Australia now for almost 20 years but still visit family on a regular basis. During his last visit at Christmas 2007 he spent a couple of days with Jack and Jean Leeming in Taunton.|
The Concords rehearsing at Tidworth 1966
|The photograph shows the band group which formed in Tidworth about 1965/66 and featured Dave Wood on Lead guitar, Jack Limbert on bass, Chris Scott on drums and front man Pete Beaumont. |
Leaders of Men
|This photograph shows RSM Andy Hardy and Bandmaster John Offord. Andy rose to become Major Families Officer in the Bn when it changed from KOYLI to 2LI. John retired in 1969 and lives in Exeter where he still manages to play badminton and is a leading light in the orchestra there playing french horn.|
The Band in Hilden
|The picture shows the Band under BM Offord on parade in Hilden. Dear old Jack Richardson on bass nearest the camera.|
Another parade photo from Hilden
|This one shows, in the front rank, Malc Billbrough, Gordon Taylor, Eddie Kilburn and Joe Kenworthy. |
Pete Beaumont and Jack leeming
|Jack and Jean Leeming met up with Pete Beaumont and Julie in Colchester during their journey to Harwich in mid-May. A very pleasant night was had reminiscing and re-telling old stories.
Pete's languid blonde locks have been replaced by a very trendy billiard ball look so popular with men of a certain age. He has, however, kept his sense of humour and enjoys the company of a lovely young lady. We hope to see more of them in the future.
We also spent some time with George and Jenny Warren who very kindly allowed us to leave the car with the, while we hit the high seas. They were in very good form and have a lovely home in Harwich.
A Berlin Wedding
|This photograph was submitted by George Warren and depicts himself and Joe Kenworthy who were tasked to attend a wedding in Spandau and play suitable fanfares at the appropriate times.
It is good to see Joe on the page - many will remember him as a 'larger-than-life' character who served a full career with the band during the 60's and 70's.
The State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill
|The photograph shows the funeral cortege passing the Daily Telegraph offices in Fleet Street, London on 30th January 1966. The KOYLI Band and Bugles can be seen directly outside the offices on a bitterly cold morning. We spent many hours in preparation and on parade on this sad day. Photograph supplied by George Warren.|
The Massed Bands of The Light Infantry
| The photograph above shows the massed Bands and Bugles of The Light Infantry, perhaps the last time they were to perform together as such, in 1966 at Colchester where they were rehearsing for The Royal Tournament. BandmastersBugle Majors shown from left to right Bm Barry Storey, B/Major Arnie Fothergill, Bm John Offord, B/Major Gerry Hill (?), Bm Dick Ridings, B/Major (?), Bm Ron Berry.|
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