- 1. Mars
- Lux Aeterna (a choral setting of Nimrod)
- Totus Tuus
- Eternal Voices
- Hymn to the Fallen
- Eternal Father
- Major General F H R 'Buster' Howes OBE speech
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines CTCRM
under the direction of
Lieutenant Colonel N J Grace BMus(Hons) FLCM LRSM RM
The Exeter Festival Chorus under the direction of Nigel Perrin
Narrator Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
ALL PROFIT FROM THIS RECORDING WILL BE DONATED TO:
Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund
As the overarching Royal Marines charity, the RMCTF has among the widest purposes of any service charity in that it looks after both serving and retired Royal Marines, and their dependants – this converts into some 125,000 potential beneficiaries.
It goes without saying that we seek to support our wounded and injured in any way we can. But we also seek to improve the quality of life of those who are facing multiple tours in high threat environments and are so very often forgotten. And we continue this support long after our people have severed their formal links to the Corps. Sadly, we also pay a death grant to the next of kin of any member of the corps who has died in service – at the time of writing, 123 since 2000, of whom 61 have died on operations.
The key driver for the current campaign is that, quite simply, demand is growing and Trustees need to ensure that we can meet our commitments in the longer term, particularly at a time when the first of our most seriously wounded personnel begin their transition back into civilian life.
By giving to the RMCTF, donors are empowering Trustees to use the money given wisely, to meet any of the purposes of the wider charity and, crucially, at the point of greatest need at the time.