1084 SQN


The High Flyers

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The band of 1084 (Market Harborough) Squadron ATC triumphed at the ATC National Band Competition held at RAF Halton yesterday (Sunday 23rd November 2015).

On Sunday 22nd November, leaving a cold and dark Sqn HQ the Band left for RAF Henlow for the National Band Championships.

As the central and East region representatives for Full Marching Band, Fanfare and Solo Drummer we knew it was going to be a full day.

At Arrival at RAF Henlow we settled into our room and went through rehearsals for each section to ensure we were as prepared as we could be.

Starting with fanfare the team played a perfect rendition of our own Fanfare composed by CI Jones.

Next was solo Drum in the heats, Sgt Di Lieto-Danes playing his best however just missing out on the Finals

After Lunch the VIP's came to watch the Finals of the Bugles, Drums and Full Bands

Now at the Full band competition and after seeing two other bands playing before them they took to the arena and played a perfect routine, the memorable pieces being the ATC March and Abide with me, this leaving some of the VIP's with tear in their eyes.

After this all we could do was wait until the presentations.

Our results being.

Drum Major 3rd (Sgt Cail)

Fanfare 2nd

Full Band 1st

Winning the Full band trophy back means that 1084 Sqn have held the trophy for 4 out of the last 5 years which is an amazing statistic.

Flt Lt Darrell Hill OC 1084 Sqn said "Hearing the results for the band being called out really makes me proud of what these cadets achieve. Each and every one of them has put so much into getting ready for this and now they have the honor of again being known as the best Band in the Corps."

Air Commodore McCafferty congratulated the band after the final parade and in particular praised Flt Sgt Jones for his Solo.


We are currently looking for new members to join the squadron. If you are between 12 and 17 and want to get involved in Flying, Camping, sailing and learning an instrument please come down any Monday or Wednesday 19:30-21:30 and ask about joining. 

You can find our building just behind the Market Harborough Leisure centre. Or contact Flt Lt Darrell Hill by phone on 07779 168294 or email oc.1084@aircadets.org