On leaving the Army Charles joined the Harrods Pipe Band. After his contract came to an end he was offered to be Pipe Major within the Royal Palaces (Tower of London). On leaving the Tower of London Charles worked as music director, with the rank of major, at the Armed Forces Piping School in Qatar. He was responsible for 8 Pipe Bands and all of their training.
Competition at Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4. Successful in the solos and winning the coveted Queen Mothers Medal for Piping in The early 80’s. Band achievement includes winning the Marching and Discipline Trophy and was placed in the Worlds in Grade 4.