‘FREEDOM Day’ means the RAF bands, including the Central Band and the RAF Regiment Band from Northolt, can now get back on the road.

The RAF Music Charitable Trust promotes their concerts, which raise funds for service charities.

Malcolm Goodman, the trust’s founder, said: “Throughout the various lockdowns, we continued to plan and then cancel more concerts, to ensure we would be ready to resume our activities immediately social distancing restrictions were lifted.

“Consequently, July 19 represents the ‘starting pistol’ for our concerts to return with a renewed confidence for the future.

“I know all RAF musicians are desperate to get back on the concert stage again, so I’m pleased that after so many months of silence we can now bring live music back for all to enjoy.”

RAF musicians may have been unable to undertake their primary musical role, but they have been supporting the NHS in various roles – at COVID testing and vaccination centres.

RAF bands resume their charity concerts in King’s Lynn, Newark and at King’s Church Amersham on October 21.

More details at: www.rafmct.org.uk/concerts