Congress hosts Battle of Britain 75th anniversary concert

Members of The Band of the Royal Air Force College at RAF Coningsby. ''MOD Crown Copyright 2015 All Rights Reserved. Photographed by Paul Saxby, Media Services, RAF College Cranwell. Tel 01400 266598 SUS-150112-084623001
Members of The Band of the Royal Air Force College at RAF Coningsby. ''MOD Crown Copyright 2015 All Rights Reserved. Photographed by Paul Saxby, Media Services, RAF College Cranwell. Tel 01400 266598 SUS-150112-084623001

Organisers of the forthcoming Battle of Britain 75th anniversary concert on Wednesday December 9 December at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, say they plan to look beyond the bravery of the ‘The Few’ to recognise the role of others who contributed directly to victory and the many who supported them in Britain’s finest hour.

Featuring the Central Band of the RAF, the concert will include rousing military marches, popular songs from the era, plus big band numbers and classical pieces that will serve as a musical tribute to all those who participated in the Battle of Britain, including Fighter Command and civil defence.

The concert, which will also feature dramatic historical and modern day footage of the RAF on a large screen, is staged in support of the RAF Charitable Trust and will be compered by BBC broadcaster and ‘Voice of the Balls’ Alan Dedicoat.

Tickets priced £15-£25, are available from the Congress Theatre Box Office on 01323 412000.