Stationary Volunteer Band, R.A.F. Hednesford

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Description:Th Stationary Volunteer Band consisted of both Royal Air Force and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm personnel. The Bandmaster, Flight Sergeant Broadgate (wearing gloves), is next to the central drum in the front row. He finished his RAF career at 16 M.U., Stafford in 1951 where he had, in his three years there, formed a voluntary band, initially with 16 members but eventually over 50 strong. He had played to Royalty three times during the war. In civilian life, following his service, he set up a a one-man cobbler’s business from a van based at his home in Pinwood Avenue, Cannock.

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Donor ref:RAF Hednesford 2 (6/45132)

Source: Mr John Godwin

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