Chris Davis joined the Royal Marines Band Service in 1975. As a violinist he led the orchestra on board Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia. He was commissioned in 1993, and after further training was appointed Director of Music, Royal Marines Band Scotland, HMS Caledonia, and Rosyth. In 2002 Lieutenant Colonel Davis was appointed Commandant of the Royal Marines School of Music, and Principal Director of Music Royal Marines. In 2006 he was awarded the OBE in the New Year’s honours list, in recognition of services to military music.