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THE 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be commemorated in style by the Solihull Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA).

THE 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain will be commemorated in style by the Solihull Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA).

They’ve invited the Royal Air Forces Association Concert Band to the borough for the fourth consecutive year.

This year’s visit will be an extra special one as it coincides with the official Battle of Britain commemoration weekend.

The concert takes place at Shirley Methodist Church on Saturday September 18 at 7.30pm.

Street collections will also be taking place across the borough the same day as part of RAFA’s annual Wings Appeal.

Ken Jarvis, from Solihull RAFA said: “The visit by the Royal Air Forces Association Concert Band is the highlight of our social calendar but this year’s visit is more special than most.

“I know they are always enjoyed by local people and I often get stopped in the street by people who want to know when they are coming up next.”

A varied and rousing programme of music is planned.

Highlights will include the Battle of Britain March, Lord of the Dance and the Pathfinders’ March.

There will also be a special sing-along section with a World War Two theme, including many of the songs made famous by Vera Lynn.

The concert will finish with a Last Night of the Proms grande finale - with the requisite flag waving and suchlike.

Ken added: “It promise to be a stirring night.”

Tickets cost £10 each, which includes refreshments at the interval, and are available by calling Ken Jarvis on 0121 744 5116.

 

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