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The RAF in Concert Tour celebrated RAF100 in Autumn 2018!

This memorable series of musical events toured throughout the United Kingdom, taking to the stage at 11 locations in September and October to bring the sound of the RAF's finest musicians to peolpe around the UK. 

Alan Dedicoat, the voice of Strictly Come Dancing, took to the stage to compere at Poole, Birmingham, Norwich, Nottingham, Canterbury and Manchester. Alan said he was 'honoured to be appearing once more with the hugely talented girls and boys from the Royal Air Force's Principal bands - it's going to be a great tour!"

 
 


We were also joined by special guest comperes; BBC Radio Scotland's Tony Currie in Glasgow, singer and presenter Aled Jones in Cardiff, TV presenter Paul Clark in Belfast, BBC Look North's Jeff Brown in Gateshead and BBC Points West presenter David Garmston in Bristol.


Classic military tunes including The Dambusters March and Spitfire Fugue shared the programme alongside the fantastic big band sound of Glenn Miller's In the Mood and Keep 'em Flying.

Listen below to examples of some of the songs that were played last year.

Also taking to the stage were RAF vocalists, Corporal Matthew Walker and Senior Aircraftman Philippa Hobbs performing some hugely popular songs including: Come Fly With Me, Mr Blue Sky, Stars and Miss Otis Regrets. Philippa recently sang at the 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which you can watch on BBC iPlayer.

 

In this section....

  • News
    Find out all the latest Royal Air Force in Concert news
  • Testimonials
    A selection of audience feedback from the 2017 Royal Air Force in Concert Tour

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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