Wednesday 19th November saw The Band of the Royal Air Force College playing at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham in aid of the RAF Charitable Trust.
As in previous years 1359 Sqn were in attendance selling programmes prior to the show and Union Flags at the interval in preparation for the finale.
- “Sgt David Bowmar, PR & Marketing Manager RAF Music Services, in the foyer at the Concert Hall with Sgt Grant Vernon and Cadet Sophie Liddiard of 1359 Sqn*
The final totals for the night were £1259 from programme sales and an additional £203 for flags all of which goes to the RAFCTE. The two cadets who sold the most programmes on the night, Cadet James Grant and Cadet Hannah Smith, were presented with a goodie bag in recognition of their efforts. Mr Vince Sturt from the RAFCTE was extremely pleased with the all of the cadets and praised them for their smart appearance and professional but courteous attitude.
Once the money had been counted the 14 cadets along with two staff members took their seats to watch the second part of the concert. The compere for the evening, Bill Roach (aka Coronation Streets Ken Barlow) also thanked the squadron for their work that evening and asked the audience to give them a round of applause that was well received by the cadets.
The finale of the show saw the band playing Jerusalem, the themes from 633 Squadron and The Dambusters along with three renditions of Land of Hope and Glory all accompanied by enthusiastic flag waving from the audience.
1359 (Beeston) Sqn are proud of their association with the RAFCTE and look forward to supporting them again at next year’s event.
CI Mike Hill
Media and Communications Officer
1359 (Beeston) Sqn