National honour for cadet

366 King Ecgberts Sqn air cadets at national band event.'Attached photo of Cadet Sergeant Tom Williams leading the national band at RAF Fairford
366 King Ecgberts Sqn air cadets at national band event.'Attached photo of Cadet Sergeant Tom Williams leading the national band at RAF Fairford
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A SHEFFIELD air cadet was thrilled after being chosen to lead the movement’s national band - and perform at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Cadet Sergeant Tom Williams, a member of 366 King Ecgbert’s Squadron, based at Bailey Barracks, Greenhill, spent two weeks away practising and then taking part in shows with the Air Cadet National Marching Band.

He was joined by Cadets Oliver Millington and Heather Williams, who played in the Brass and Bell Lyre sections.

Mike Hiley, training officer at 366 King Ecgbert’s, said the squadron was proud of Tom.

“The national band played a number of shows, which included three passing out parades for the Royal Air Force at RAF Halton and RAF Cranwell,” he said.

“But the highlight for the band came when they were invited to play at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, which is the biggest military air show in Europe.

“The band played twice on both days of the air show in the main arena, with Tom leading the proceedings.”