DOUBLE SALVOES ABOARD
THE SS GOURKO
Life aboard a dreadnought ship during war time could be tedious and dull. Routine practises and duties as well as reading or catching up on personal correspondence only went so far to occupy time - moral needed to be maintained within the troops.
The Royal Marine Band that was stationed aboard HMS VANGUARD was led by Band Master John Vitou and his talented Band Corporal, Edmond “Jack” Sayers (pic1), totalling 15 musicians.