Concert in Wisbech to mark 100 years of the RAF

PUBLISHED: 13:02 12 March 2018

The RAF Swing Wing Band will perform in Wisbech.

The RAF Swing Wing Band will perform in Wisbech.


The RAF Swing Wing Band will visit Wisbech for a concert in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

On April 1 1918 the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps were merged to form the RAF and as part of the celebrations RAF Swing Wing are again playing in Wisbech.

The concert will take place on Saturday April 14 in the Thomas Clarkson Academy.

Swing Wing are part of the Royal Air Force College Band stationed at RAF Cranwell and all participants are musicians.

Among those returning are the leader Sgt Tom Ringrose, singer SAC Philippa Hobbs and compere SAC Michael Howley - all are well known to regular audience members as this will be the band’s eighth visit to Wisbech.

RAF Swing Wing is a 20-piece big band that plays in the style of the big bands of the 40s, 50s and 60s and their concert will give the audience an opportunity to enjoy some of the best live music in the area.

The concert will start at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each and all proceeds from the concert will be donated to Air Force charities.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Jan and Ray Hutchinson on 01945 584595. Tickets can also be bought from Sarah’s Flowers, 16 Market Street, Wisbech.

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