Major Roger Swift tells us how a young man, who trained as an engineer actually spent fifty-three years as an Army musician, leading some of its premier bands and being a part of the force’s triumphs and tragedies. Roger remembers how music could say “We’re sorry’’ and how he found out that the monarch has a sharp eye for a uniform.

Roger Swift

Major Roger Swift offered to be interrogated for a second time when the pupils from Chase Bridge School came to visit Kneller Hall. He regaled them with a wonderful account which had many in the room in tears. Best wishes Roger.


Educational Resources

WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings