December 2nd 2013

Three in a row – 1084 best in Corps again

Market Harborough Squadron’s Marching Band has won the Corps Full Band Competition for the third time in a row, a feat never before achieved in the Competitions long history.

Held in a cold hanger at RAF Halton, the band of 1084 (Market Harborough) Squadron, representing Central 7 East Region, beat off the challenges that the best of the other Region’s could muster.

Giving an almost faultless, professional performance in front of the judges, the band, led by Drum Major Cadet Flight Sergeant Tim Monk, confidently marched and countermarched through their musical routine in front of the Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, members of the other Region bands and guests.

The highest accolade for a Squadron band is to win this coveted title, to win it three times in a row is amazing and is testament to the talent, skill and hard work of the cadets and the dedication, and commitment of the squadron’s staff.

An emotional Flight Lieutenant Val Smith, the Squadron’s Officer Commanding, was “absolutely delighted” when she heard the result. “What a fantastic way to bow out” said Val who is retiring from uniformed service next month. But it wasn’t only the in Full Band Competition the 1084 did well, in all other categories entered, they came in the top three.

A fantastic result for the Squadron and for Central & East Region.