Charity concert celebrates RAF heroes and Red Arrows

RAFC Band appearing at Concert ofr Heroes, CAST, Doncaster
RAFC Band appearing at Concert ofr Heroes, CAST, Doncaster
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Music for Heroes, Cast, Doncaster

The Band of the RAF Regiment, the Band of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell and Royal Air Force Shades of Blue are all performing at a charity concert tomorrow night at Doncaster’s new performance venue.

As an added extra, this event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Red Arrows, so their pilots are attending the concert to meet the audience during the interval.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the RAF Music Charitable Trust, the evening will recognise the regular but little-known duties that RAF musicians continue to undertake with deployments in support of other military operations around the world.

The concert will be conducted by the RAF’s principal director of music, Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs, who has been involved in those deployments.

He saw active service at field hospitals in Saudi Arabia with members of the Western Band of the RAF during the first Gulf War in 1991.

In keeping with the ‘heroes’ theme of the concert, the audience are invited to wear their medals with pride in recognition of all who have served on operations with the armed forces.

Founder of the RAF Music Charitable Trust, Malcolm Goodman, said: “It’s a real privilege to present this special concert at the wonderful new venue in Doncaster and the unique opportunity for everyone to meet the Red Arrows is going to make this a truly memorable evening in support of our Royal Air Force charities”.

Proceeds will go to the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust and the Royal Air Forces Association.

Tickets: call 01302 303959 or go online to Cast in Doncaster