Frank Renton witnessed many significant events during his 33 year career in the military.

Frank Renton

Lt. Col. Frank Renton, who led the bands of the Gordon Highlanders, the Paras and the Royal Artillery before becoming principal director of music at Kneller Hall, looks back at his 33 years in Army music and wonders how a self-confessed “second-rate trumpet player” achieved so much. <p> <p>But his love for the Army and its musicians does not stop him expressing strong concerns about its future direction.

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