Help needed to solve Second World War mystery of hidden trombone

A historic trombone which was hidden by members of the Buckinghamshire Batallion during the Second World War is still shrouded in mystery, and historians need your help to solve it.

The Bucks Military Museum Trust are still looking for information about a 1924 Boosey brass trombone hidden in a cellar in France by the Buckinghamshire Battalion from the advancing German Army in May 1940 in the Dunkirk Rearguard.

Historians are trying to locate four local Bandsmen who served with the Buckinghamshire Battalion of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (O&BLI) in WW2 and later in 1956 were serving with the Regimental Band 431 Royal Artillery T.A. in Aylesbury.

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The men’s names are Sergeant George Edward Lamyman (euphonium), Sergeant William Alcock (bass trombone), Sergeant L. Phipps (side-drum) and Lance Bombardier Davis (baritone horn).

If you can help contact Captain (Retd) Chris Coade at [email protected]

You can also visit the trust’s website on