Other Websites of Interest

RAF Music Services Sites

RAF Music Services
The home page of the Royal Air Force Music Services, where you will also find…
The Central Band of the RAF
Information about RAF Central Band.
The Band of the RAF College
Information about the Band of the RAF College, Cranwell.
The Band of the RAF Regiment
Information about the RAF Regiment Band.
Headquarters Music Services
Headquarters Music Services is the central administration unit for all the bands in the Royal Air Force.
RAF Music Services – Yesterday and Today
The history of the Music Services, and other interesting articles.
More Music in the Air
Information about the book More Music in the Air by Wg Cdr Ian Kendrick, a comprehensive history of the RAF Music Services. You can also download a copy here.
RAF Music on YouTube
This page has links to several videos of RAF musicians on YouTube.

Other Sites of Interest

The Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust
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 Royal Air Forces Association
The charity which provides help and support to ex members of the Royal Air Force and the Commonwealth Air Forces in times of hardship or ill health.
The RAF Benevolent Fund
The RAF’s leading welfare charity.
No. 6 Regional Band
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.
International Military Music Society (UK)
The Society promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of all aspects of military music.
National Service (RAF) Association
The Association for anyone who served in the RAF as a National Serviceman.
British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles
The principal body in the UK which promotes symphonic wind bands and ensembles, both amateur and professional, like the service bands.
The Band of the West Yorkshire Fire & and Rescue Service
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."
The RAF Heraldry Trust
The Trust aims to catalogue and preserve the heraldic badges of all RAF units past and present.