‘Cadet Philipa Saint joins the ACO National Marching Band’


Cadet Philippa Saint of 1109 (Thetford) Squadron has recently spent a week at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire to team up with other cadets from around the country as part of the ACO National Marching Band.

Philippa is a talented musician and as well as singing, she plays the clarinet to a very high level.

The week long camp was had the aim to organise a national band which could march whilst playing. The fantastic experience ended with the band providing the music at a recent Drill and Ceremonial Camp at RAF Honington.

Cadet Saint said; “Everyone was really friendly and I have made some wonderful friends as well as learning new skills. I would recommend anyone who can play an instrument and enjoys music to apply for the band”.Saint%201

Representing the organisation in the National Marching Band is one of the pinnacles of musical achievement for Air Cadets and it was fantastic a cadet from 1109 squadron was selected. She was awarded a gold music badge by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty RAFR, Commandant Air Cadets, which she will wear with pride.