"In the Falklands war of 1982 the hospital ship was the P&O cruise liner Uganda. This was converted to a hospital ship. The staff were personnel from the Royal Naval Medical Service and Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS). The war role of the Royal Marine bandsman are as First Aiders and stretcher bearers. Hhnce we had Royal Marine bandsman on board. On the way south and back we enjoyed band concerts. In charge of the band was a Warrant Officer Terry Attwood Royal Marines. At the first concert they played a new march Terry Attwood had composed. At that time it was still unnamed. In time we called the ship "NOSH" Naval Oceangoing Surgical Hospital" and the march became known as the "NOSH March" On our return to the UK the march became "QARNNS March" - Julia Massey
Mr. Bear's Dance is a jig in 9/8. The Celtic rhythms are energetic but playful. Mr. Bear is my nickname for
my son. It can be performed by either solo clarinet or bagipe. A great idea for something happy.