It’s show time

Residents of Brampton s Leonard Cheshire Home and people from nearby villages joined members of staff at RAF Molesworth for a non-stop music and dance show. The 2006 Tops in Blue production contained many of the big hits of the past 30 years performed by

Residents of Brampton's Leonard Cheshire Home and people from nearby villages joined members of staff at RAF Molesworth for a non-stop music and dance show.

The 2006 Tops in Blue production contained many of the big hits of the past 30 years performed by the best entertainers in the United States Air Force.

Col Galen Kirchmeier, base deputy commander, said: "The local communities are important to us as they support us in so many ways.

"We feel they are a real part of the team - after all, one-third of our staff are Ministry of Defence civilians."

Each year, hundreds of singers and dancers from within the 340,000 USAF personnel audition to spend 12 months touring US bases around the world.

The show will be staged 145 times this year in 27 countries, including 17 performances in Iraq.

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Penny Ash, base community relations officer, said: "Each year, there are several opportunities for Molesworth to bring in the local communities but they tend to be rather formal occasions. But this is just a chance for everyone to enjoy a really good show together."

INFORMATION: Leonard Cheshire supports more than 20,000 disabled people across the UK through more than 155 services.

# Residents of Brampton's Leonard Cheshire Home are pictured enjoying the show.

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