Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums

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 Pipe banner donated by the 15th Battalion
Memorial Project
 Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes and Drums is a remembrance pipe band, based in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium. It was raised on 10 November 2013, at the occasion of the fifth edition of the Passchendaele Remembrance Concerts. The band differs from most other groups because of its specific commitment to remembrance and commemoration of conflicts. It has its roots in the Great War scene in Flanders. Most performances are in a military-style uniform; the drum section uses authentic instruments or replicas .Inspiration for the name of the formation came from Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force for the second part of World War I. Patron of the band is Lord John Astor, 3rd Baron Astor of Hever, grandson of Earl Haig, Reverend Brian Llewelyn, Minister of St. George’s Anglican Church in Ieper/ Ypres is chaplain. The band wears the Passchendaele Remembrance Tartan, a specially designed tartan. Its motto “Tyde What May” is that of the Haig family. Apart from playing performances, the group is organizing annual remembrance ceremonies to commemorate the involvement of the Black Watch Regiment at Black Watch Corner (November 1914) and the participation of the 48th Highlanders of Canada/ 15th Battalion CEF during the Second Battle of Ypres (April 1915) and the Battle of Mount Sorrel (June 1916). Wikipedia
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 The Honarary Colonel of the 48th Highlanders (left)
and Project Team Member Simon Godly (right)
secure the new pipe banners.