For the first time in four years, the Channel Island will play host to the Royal Marines band as part of the 2016 Barclays Jersey Boat Show

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A key fixture in the boat show calendar, the Barclays Jersey Boat Show looks set for another bumper year in 2016, with a strong presence from the Royal Navy.

The first of the main attractions to be confirmed for this year is the Royal Marines band, in their first performance on the island since 2012. They will be performing on a number of occasions during the three-day event (April 30 – May 2).

The 40-strong band are led by Major Richard Long and will march through St Helier before performing two public Beating Retreat ceremonies on the Friday and Saturday night.

Myra Shacklady, spokesperson for the Ports of Jersey, said: “No Barclays Jersey Boat Show would be complete without the continuing support of the Royal Navy.”

Other confirmed attractions for the 2016 Barclays Jersey Boat Show include the historic round-the-world yacht Gipsy Month IV, while this year’s chosen charity is Mind Jersey.