Ray Martin (11 October 1918 - 7 February 1988) was a British orchestra leader. He was noted for his Light Music Compositions. Raymond Stuart (Ray) Martin was born in Vienna and was initially a violinist. He went to the State Academy of Music and Fine Art in Vienna. In 1937, he immigrated to England and was a Carroll Levis Discovery. After the start of World War II, in 1940, he joined the British Army. As he was multilingual, he served in the Intelligence Corps for six years.