RAF Wyton band in the RAF’s centenary celebrations

RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Bandmaster Graham Sheldon at the RAF's centenary celebrations in London

RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Bandmaster Graham Sheldon at the RAF's centenary celebrations in London - Credit: Archant

Members of the RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band had a front seat view of the celebrations in London to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force.

Members of the RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band joined other voluntary bands by performing in the Mall

Members of the RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band joined other voluntary bands by performing in the Mall as part of the RAF's centenary celebrations - Credit: Archant

They joined other RAF voluntary band musicians to play in the Mall and were directly underneath the massive armada of aircraft which flew over Buckingham Palace.

Wing Commander Martin Larwood-Hughes, who plays cornet and was involved in organising the event, said: “It was a great honour to take part in the celebrations.

“It was a fantastic flypast. We had a fantastic view of it - we were directly underneath.”

The massed voluntary band, including the Wyton team led by bandmaster Graham Sheldon, led people lining the street along the Mall and then played for 45 minutes at the Admiralty Arch.


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The main parade in the day of celebrations was led by the combined Central Bands of the RAF.

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