CE044 Royal Marine Drum Major
Whenever a Royal Marines Band appears all eyes are on the imposing figure of the ‘Drum Major’ who leads the Band and the Corps of Drums on parade.
Resplendent in his dress blue tunic with five rows of gold lace frogging; a senior NCO’s scarlet sash over his right shoulder; a wide gold laced Drum Major’s cross belt embroidered with the badge and distinctions of the Royal Marines over his left and white gauntlet gloves together with his white ‘Wolseley’ helmet he makes a memorable sight.
This Drum Major also carries, in addition to his silver topped staff, an infantry-pattern sword.
Drum Majors, are responsible for all ceremonial, administration and discipline matters within the bands and are normally selected from the Buglers / Drummers branch.