History of the Band
Who is the band?
Following WWII there were more changes and by the 1960s the Middlesex Yeomanry had amalgamated with the 47 London Signal Regiment. The band grew quickly in numbers taking on major roles in public duties and in films. In 1967 the Territorial Army was reformed,the two Regiments were reduced to Squadron strength and in 1968 the MOD ordered that the band be disbanded completely.
A former Major, now retired Lt.Col Bill Williams, who had worked so hard to recreate the band in 1960 was determined to keep the band in existence. He obtained permission for the MoD to keep the band with their uniforms and badges of rank. “Col Bill” as he was known supported the band until his death in 1999 but after that it proved not viable for the Squadron to support the band financially.