Squadronaires swap Buckingham Palace for Bognor Regis

Cadets from 2351 (Bognor Regis) Squadron ATC Band pose in front of the Squadronaires
Cadets from 2351 (Bognor Regis) Squadron ATC Band pose in front of the Squadronaires

BANDSMEN who have been playing at Buckingham Palace brought their musical skills to Bognor Regis.

The Squadronaires entertained an audience of some 250 people in a concert organised by the town’s RAFA branch.

Their appearance at the Riverside Centre gave cadets from the No 2351 (Bognor Regis) Squadron Air Training Corps’ band the chance to show off their talents as well.

RAFA marketing co-ordinator David Hewing said: “The cadets gave a well-received performance of forces favourites and drum sequences.”

The photograph shows the cadets seated in front of the Squadronaires (left to right): Cadets Cpl D O’Leary, S Longcroft, K Smith, J Drudge, C Moat, H Jundula, Flt Sgt Casper, Sgt Ashmore and D McCaffrey.

The Squadronaires are members of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Northolt.

Among those in the audience was Bognor’s town mayor, Jim Brooks.