RAF forms new reserves band

RAF forms new Royal Auxiliary Air Force Band

This year has seen the formation of The Band of The Royal Auxiliary Air Force, with the first Attestation taking place at the band’s new headquarters at RAFC Cranwell.

This historical event for Royal Air Force Music Services aims to support the Regular Royal Air Force bands, to ensure maximum operational flexibility in support of the Royal Air Force engagement strategy.

Newly recruited Chief Technician, Tony Giles, was the first PTVR to join the newly-established band at RAFC Cranwell and told BBW: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for dedicated musicians, both locally and nationally, who want to broaden their musical horizons. I really am overjoyed to be back working alongside my long-term friends and colleagues.”

Already at double figures, the reserve musicians have been utilised in support of the Central Band whilst undertaking a tour of Cyprus and have provided personnel in support of The Band of the Royal Air Force College through events such as the Armed Forces Day parades and various Royal Air Force Association concerts. In addition, they are currently taking part in the Charitable Trust Enterprise Royal Air Force in Concert tour, performing at some of the finest venues throughout the UK including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

Fancy joining The Band of The Royal Auxiliary Air Force? Telephone 01400 267035 or visit: www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/lifestyle-benefits/life-as-a-reserve

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