Geordie ThomsonNot only did Geordie provide us with a cracking interview, he went on to play the bugle for us when Twickenham school came to visit Kneller Hall. And he had a second drilling from the pupils. Thanks Geordie.
Geordie Thomson – Film 1Turning his back on Manchester University, Geordie finds himself training at Woolwich where the pace picks up, so that at the end of his course, he was the only Signaller who’d made it through.
Geordie Thomson – Film 2At Kneller Hall, Geordie becomes the ‘bugle boy’ of Company D, on duty outside the guardroom for morning call, NAAFI break and end-of-day. Away from the Hall the students entertain everyone from primary schools tots to brewery workers.
Geordie Thomson – Film 3Geordie changes tune, switches from the cornet to the French horn and learns how to cope with thirty-eight feet of piping and gets to grips with ‘hum-chugging’.
Geordie Thomson – Film 4On tour Geordie and the Royal Signals Band star in an American billionaire’s Fourth of July parade; while at home they find themselves three inches taller as they march down the Mall on Royal duties.
Not only did Geordie provide us with a cracking interview, he went on to play the bugle for us when Twickenham school came to visit Kneller Hall. And he had a second drilling from the pupils. Thanks Geordie.
Geordie Thomson a lad with a military music background got ‘the music bug’ playing in the local town band alongside his Dad and his uncle. Offered a music bursary to university he turned that down to join up. In this film he speaks of his regrets of not getting ‘sand in his boots’ but the pleasure he got from the music, and the friends, he made in the Army.