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“Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums” is a commemoration and remembrance music group for bagpipe, drum, and bugle players. The identity and operation are based on these basic elements:
Patron of Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums is The Right Hon. Lord Astor of Hever, PC, DL, and Grandson of Earl Haig.
The name of the peaceful village of Passchendaele, since the municipal mergers of the 1970s now part of Zonnebeke, stirs little emotion in the Flemish people.
“Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes and Drums” (FMHOP&D), a Flemish Pipe Band “with a difference”, was born on November 10, 2013 as a result of the fifth Passchendaele Remembrance Concert, “Will ye come to Flanders”. What initially was planned as an one off group for a single concert, grew unexpectedly and in short term to be a real Pipe Band.