Wings Over Lincoln with the RAF Voluntary Choir, The Spitfires
Following a busy Christmas period, The RAF Voluntary Choir, The Spitfires, performed again In April. In honour of the 70th Anniversary celebrations for Op CHASTISE, better known as the Dambuster Raids, a concert was held at Lincoln Cathedral, narrated by Alasdair Hutton OBE TD.
As a landmark for returning crews during the raids, Lincoln Cathedral was the perfect setting for such a memorable event. The Choir performed alongside the RAF Waddington Band and Pipes. This was an outstanding event that celebrated the bravery of the young men who flew from RAF Scampton to carry out such an extraordinary and daring raid. The Choir performed a brief remembrance before joining with the Band to end the evening with rousing renditions of Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance Number Four and Rule Britannia. The audience reflected all generations and backgrounds including a number of currently serving RAF personnel.
The Choir continues to grow in size with four new members joining following the performance at Lincoln Cathedral. The Choir is delighted to have been adopted by the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) and it looks forward to working with the RAFBF in the future, raising money for such a worthwhile cause.
Busy with rehearsals for a number of forthcoming events, The Choir is excited to announce their own concert on Saturday 23rd November at the RAF Church, St Clement Danes, London. There is no entrance fee for this unique event; guests are invited to make a donation to the RAFBF.
If you are serving with the RAF, a civil servant working with the RAF or a veteran of the RAF and have an interest in joining The Choir the please visit our website www.rafspitfireschoir.org.uk and follow the links.