Sunday the 10th of July 2017 marked the 27th Anniversary of the IRA bomb that tragically killed 11 Royal Marines - 22 September 1989. The Band of HM Royal Marines annually play a rousing musical tribute to those who lost their lives. Since the Royal Marines School of Music moved to Deal from Portsmouth in 1950 the proud military heritage in Deal has always been prevalent in the local community. Deal came out in force for this event to pay their respects and enjoy the band’s talent. Some 2000 got thier seats early to ensure they were close to the bandstand and facing the English Channel, a typically British day by the sea at The little Deal Cottage.