Fly­pasts and mu­sic will help you celebrate in style

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

ARMED Forces Day cel­e­bra­tions in Bucks will be the big­gest and best yet, or­gan­is­ers have promised.

And Bucks County Coun­cil has ar­ranged a line up of events to mark the oc­ca­sion in style.

Along with air dis­plays and fly­pasts, visi­tors can ex­pect danc­ing, theatre shows and fan­tas­tic mu­sic from Bucks bands.

Among those per­form­ing on the day are ska band Ska­Souls UK, from Princes Ris­bor­ough, vo­cal trio Mem­phis Belles and the Waterloo Band.

Ska­Souls UK have a busy day ahead of them, per­form­ing Armed Forces Day at 6pm be­fore dash­ing off to play a gig in High Wy­combe later that evening.

Key­board player Mart Kent said: “It was touch and go whether we could do it but I just thought we couldn’t refuse.

“I’m re­ally pleased the coun­cil has in­vited us to play, it’s such a won­der­ful th thing to do do.

“We’ve be been quite cl close to RA RAF H Hal­ton – quite a fe few of us in the ba band have ha had de deal­ings

Ska­Souls UK and the Mem­phis Belles are just two of the bands that will be play­ing at Armed Forces Day with the ser­vices in the past. We just wanted to give some­thing back re­ally.”

Claire Kirkham, leader of the Mem­phis Belles, said: “It’s our way of be­ing able to say ‘keep it go­ing you’re do­ing a bril­liant job’.”

Mrs Kirkham, a found­ing mem­ber of the group, said the Mem­phis Belles’ mu­sic lends it­self well to the oc­ca­sion.

She said: “I think for the older gen­er­a­tion it brings back good and bad mem­o­ries. You see peo­ple smil­ing and rem­i­nisc­ing. And it’s nice to see it be­ing brought to life for the younger gen­er­a­tion too.” This year’s event takes place on Satur­day at Ayles­bury Rugby Club, We­ston Turville, from 1pm un­til 7pm.

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