Last Post Bugler

Last Post Bugler


The sounding of the “Last Post” is probably one of the most poignant and moving moments you will experience and as a current serving member of the Army Reserve, with the Regimental Band of The Royal Welsh, I know only too well its significance and importance to Military personnel and their families.

With over 30 years’ experience of performing as a Bugler, playing the “Last Post” and “Reveille” I'm fully conversant with all the necessary Ceremonial protocols, in order to perform my duties with the utmost professionalism and dignity.

I've performed at the funeral services of current servicemen killed in action in Afghanistan and Iraq and also a Repatriation Service for fallen Soldiers, at RAF Brize Norton. In addition, I travel all over the United Kingdom where I'm frequently asked to perform at the funerals of ex-servicemen and women, who previously served in the Armed Forces.

One of my proudest moments, was being tasked by the Regimental Band of The Royal Welsh, to perform the “Last Post” at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, prior to the start of the Wales v South Africa Rugby International in November 2013. This was to an audience of approximately 70,000 and several million world-wide viewers on live television.

I'm able to perform "Sunset" for the Funeral Services of ex-Royal Marines and the Cavalry "Last Post" and "Reveille" for ex-Cavalry/Royal Artillery personnel, if required.


Testimonials


I would like to personally thank you for such an amazing send-off you gave my Grandfather Jack. Everybody commented on such a special tribute you gave him. It was just perfect, so from me and my family, a big thank you very much
Beverley (Coventry)
I felt that I should write to you regarding the funeral of Mr. M. The respect you gave to this service was first class. The family said you brought everything together and said to pass on their heartfelt thanks to you. The older men at the service all said the same thing - 'note perfect' … the only place you hear the last post played like that is at the cenotaph! You have given the family a wonderful memory which will last a lifetime. On behalf of myself and the family and all the staff who had the pleasure to hear you play, I thank you so very much.
K.W. (Funeral Director – Bristol)
Thank you very much for the overwhelming effort that you made to play the Bugle at our Father’s funeral, this means so much to us, and would be a great honour and comfort to our dad. Thank you.
S. + L.P. (Worcester)
Your excellent playing was a key and poignant part of the service for us all and the general role you played was much appreciated by ourselves and the wider family
G.M. (Bristol)