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July 15th 2016

New RAF reserve band recruiting now

The Band of The Royal Auxiliary Air Force has just opened for applications at Royal Air Force College (RAFC) Cranwell, Lincolnshire.

The band has opportunities for brass, woodwind, percussion or string musicians, so musicians of grade eight or above standard can now apply.

Group Captain Gavin Hellard, Inspector of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, who attended the formal opening of the band’s new headquarters at RAFC Cranwell, said: “The expansion of the Reserve into Music Services sees the RAF continuing to make the best possible use of Reserves personnel and I believe the service provided by the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Band will quickly become an example to the whole force model.”

Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs, Principal Director of Music, said: “This year will see the musicians working directly alongside our established bands and they will be undertaking their first independent performance later this year.”

RAF reservist musicians will need to complete the basic RAF Reserve training and must have a grade eight ABRSM or equivalent in their instrument.

To find out more about joining the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Band as a new or serving RAF Reservist contact 01400 267035 or email RAUXAFBAND-JNCORECRUITER@MOD.UK

"I believe the service provided by the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Band will quickly become an example to the whole force model.”