Concert to salute Battle of Britain ‘many’ 75 years on
THE organisers of Sunday’s Battle of Britain 75th anniversary concert at the Wycombe Swan theatre
THE organisers of Sunday’s Battle of Britain 75th anniversary concert at the Wycombe Swan theatre say they plan to look beyond the bravery of the “The Few” to recognise the role of others who contributed to victory and “the many” who supported them in Britain’s finest hour.
As well as saluting the heroism and courage of the Allied airmen — numbering fewer than 3,000 — the 7.30pm concert will turn the spotlight on those who contributed to securing victory in 1940, as part of the fighting capability of Fighter Command, and the many others who also contributed indirectly to victory.
Featuring the Central Band of the RAF and the big band sound of the legendary RAF Squadronaires, the concert will include rousing military marches, popular songs from the era, plus big band numbers and classical pieces that will serve as a musical tribute to all those involved in the Battle of Britain.
The concert, which will also feature dramatic historical and modern-day footage of the RAF on a large screen, is being staged in support of the RAF Charitable Trust and will be compÃ¨red by BBC broadcaster Alan Dedicoat — the voice of
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Tickets, priced £19 to £25, are available from the Wycombe Swan box office on 01494 512000.