A charity which promotes welfare funding through the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians, provides welfare donations to other service charities, and offers support towards the development of other charity fundraising concerts both in the UK and overseas.
The story of No. 6 regional band's 2½ year tour of the Middle East from 1952 to 1954 (believed to be the first ever of that length). It contains stories and pictures by the people who were on the spot, or in the sand! The site is maintained by Adrian Wansborough, who is keen to hear from anyone who was in the band at that time.
Suggested by Graham Hopwood, who writes "This band is one of only three concert/military bands in the whole of the UK's fire services. When I joined the band in 2001 they were using the RAF Bands' drill manual. The current and previous MDs are from army bands. The previous MD was Tom Milford, bandmaster of the coldstream guards, who I believe took charge of an RAF voluntary band. The current MD, Lee Whitworth, is currently serving with the Heavy Cavalry and Cambria Band at Catterick."