Colonel C H Jaeger 1964-67

 

 

Lieutenant Colonel "Jiggs" Jaeger was brought up virtually an orphan in the Army Training School, Westminster. In 1927, at fourteen, he joined the Army as a Band Boy, so beginning a distinguished career in which he was responsible for the music at all great state ceremonial occasions including Trooping the Colour, Remembrance Sunday and the State Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. In 1937, at the coronation of George VI, he had played the fanfare at the moment of crowning and he served as Director of Music at the Royal Military School of Music during the last two years of his life.

 

 

 

 

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Dates: 
Tuesday, December 1, 1964 to Sunday, January 1, 1967