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These exquisite drumsticks are associated with the Royal Marine Light Infantry and were made to be used by the most efficient drummers only, whose names are engraved on one of the silver ferrules. Meant to be used on military side drums, they are made of wood painted in black colour, and have hallmarked silver ferrules on body and cap on butt, and parallel grooved lines on grip.

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  • Decorative elements:Cast silver cap with tri-dimensional globe, crown and lion (Royal Marines badge).
  • Inscriptions:Engraved on silver ferrule: "THESE DRUMSTICKS / WERE PRESENTED / BY / CAPTAIN & BREVET MAJOR / A.R. CHATER DSO RMLI / ADJUTANT / 1918 TO 1921 / TO BE USED BY THE MOST / EFFICIENT DRUMMER / IN THE / DEPOT"|Engraved on silver ferrule: MOST EFFICIENT / DRUMMERS / [dates and names of drummers]
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  • Repository:National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • Measurements:Length(s): 460mm