Musicians from the Bands of the RAF came to Harrogate along with Cadets 58 (Harrogate) Sqn on Friday’s (29 November 2013) concert at the Royal Hall.
Every year Air Cadets from a local squadron are asked to volunteer to help at each concert on the 14-venue tour, being staged by top RAF musicians all around the country.
The concerts raise money for the RAF Charitable Trust, which in turn supports the RAF family, with the Air Cadet Organisation being the main beneficiary.
Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson KCB CBE said:
May I, through your columns, thank all those who attended the recent Salute to the Dambusters Generation concert performance by the Bands of the Royal Air Force at the Royal Hall.
The evening was a great success and helped support the important work of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
I’d also like to thank Air Cadets from 58 (Harrogate) Squadron, whose valuable participation on the night reflected both the spirit and professionalism of the RAF itself.
The Charitable Trust is the youngest of the RAF’s family of charities having been set up in 2005.
Its mission is to promote the Royal Air Force, to support its people now and into the future and to encourage air-mindedness and the aviation-related education of youth. This gives us very wide scope to do great work to help former and serving members of the RAF as well as aviation-orientated youth organisations.
We very much look forward to returning to Harrogate in 2014 with a musical tribute to the legendary RAF Red Arrows, as the team celebrates its 50th display season.