Connect with us
A family of three can live on what is essentially a middle-class salary without holding down a job.

archive

British Army musicians flash mob playing ‘Colonel Bogey’s March’

Watch the reaction of shoppers and passersby as British Army musicians appear one-by-one in a downtown Cardiff shopping center, then one-by-one slip away when the song is done.

The flash mob video is one of the coolest thing on the Internet.

Here is a video posted October 2013 by the British Army showing British Army musicians entertaining unsuspecting shoppers in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, with a flashmob performance of the “Colonel Bogey March.”

Fifty professional bandsmen from The Band of The Prince of Wales’s Division (regular soldiers) and The Band of The Royal Welsh (reservists) performed the famous march, by Kenneth Alford, in the sunshine before dispersing.

“Bogey” was the common name for any otherwise unnamed enemy in military war games. The term is alive today as the name for opposing fighter pilots and fighter planes in dogfights. Alford said he wrote the song based on whistles he heard exchanged by golfers on the golf course.

More information is available but the British Army’s Corps of Army Music, the largest employer of professional musicians in the UK: http://www.army.mod.uk/music.

e

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Written By

Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: neilwmccabe@gmail.com Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Dunkin Donuts Refuses to Get Woke: ‘We Are Not Starbucks’

CULTURE

‘Reaganesque’: Economist Tells CNBC Trump Could Shift Global Order In China Trade War

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Does ‘Impeach Trump’ Amash Have Financial Interests in China?

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Judge Who Ruled on Trump’s Finances is an Obama Donor.

U.S. POLITICS

Connect
Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter