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Cpl Breeze 2229 ( Loughborough) Squadron's Letter of Thanks for the Air Leaque Banquet

Article posted: Nov 03, 2009 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

Just a brief note to express my very sincere thanks to Cpl Philip Breeze 2229(Loughborough) Squadron for being a member of the Air Cadet Concert Band present at the Mansion House, for The Air League Banquet on 14 October2009. I could not have been more proud of the Air Training Corps that evening and their smartness, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication were all referred to in the speeches. The Cadets from London Region provided a wonderful Guard of Honour and presented the Air Cadet Banner in The Mansion House in a very fitting manner. However, and not wishing to detract from the excellent performance of those cadets, the real star performance of the evening was the Air Cadet Concert Band. The standard of their music was exceptional and we were treated to a wonderful evening of music which perfectly complemented the dinner. It was a highly successful event which has hopefully raised much need money for The Air League to enable it to continue its important work with young people and in particular for the provision of flying scholarships and much of the credit for that is due to the fantastic support which was provided by the Air Training Corps. Perhaps you could on my behalf, and that of The Air League, thank the cadets from London Region and the Air Cadet Concert Band.
All personal best wishes
Terry Holloway
Group Support Executive
The Marshall Group of Companies
Marshall of Cambridge (Holdings) Ltd
Registered Office: Airport House, The Airport, Cambridge, CB5 8RX, England
The event was attended by HRH Princess Royal; SofS for Defence; CAS; Chairman of the Trustees of the RAF Charitable Trust; many serving and retired air officers and a large number of significant individuals with aviation connections. The event created a very positive impact for the Air Cadet Organisation and has already generated a request for the Concert Band to play on the concert stage for both evenings of 2010 RIAT; we may also be asked to play at the Gala Dinner.
My congratulation and thanks go to the staff and cadets of L&SE Region for their excellent work in ‘front of house’; ushering, carpet guards and Banner Party. In addition, my thanks and congratulations to all of the cadets of the Air Cadet Concert Band who performed that evening; the numbers were limited by the space in the Minstrels Gallery of the Egyptian Room and those selected were because of ability and instruments played.
Robert Chalklin

Wg Cdr
Wg Cdr CCF
HQ Air Cadets