Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Concert to honour Battle of Britain heroes

TICKETS have gone on sale for an RAF concert at the Wycombe Swan theatre that will

TICKETS have gone on sale for an RAF concert at the Wycombe Swan theatre that will honour all those who helped defend Britain in 1940 — and whose spirit and capability lives on in the men and women of today’s Royal Air Force.

Whether combating the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain or scrambling Typhoons to escort Russian Bears off the Cornish coast in 2015, the crucial role of the Royal Air Force in securing our skies remains as important today as it was 75 years ago.

The concert, which takes place on Sunday, November 1, will turn the spotlight not only on the celebrated “few” but also on the many unsung heroes who, in the words of Winston Churchill, contributed to Britain’s “finest hour”.

Featuring the Central Band of the RAF, the show will include rousing military marches and popular songs from the era, plus big band numbers and classical pieces.

From Bernstein’s

to Holst’s

, the concerts will serve as a musical tribute to all those who participated in the Battle of Britain and to those who have inherited their legacy.

The concert, which will 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 compered by Radio 2 broadcaster Alan Dedicoat.

Concert organiser Tina Outlaw said: “We’re looking forward to building on the success of last year’s hugely popular concert which took the audience on an entertaining musical journey that charted the 50 years since the Red Arrows’ first display season.

“This year’s anniversary not only gives us the opportunity to look back to the historic events of 1940 but also to recognise the men and women who continue to protect UK airspace 24/7 today.”

Tickets, priced £19 to £25, are available from the Wycombe Swan box office on 01494 512000.

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