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Step back 70 years to 1941 and dance the night away

On Saturday 2 nd April 2011 Air Cadets from Nuneaton and Bedworth turned back the clock for a nostalgic re-enactment of a wartime 1940's dance night.

The Saunders Hall Club in Bedworth was decked out in genuine wartime style banners and bunting with music and realistic wartime sound effects provided by Woody's War Department all helping to take the Squadron and their guests back in time 70 years to 1941 when the Air Training Corps was originally formed and air battles raged in the skies over Britain.

The Saunders Hall Club in Bedworth was decked out in genuine wartime style - Click to View More Images Staff Step back 70 years to 1941 and dance the night away - Click to View More Images

Woody's War Department provided 1940's dance music by Glenn Miller and many other wartime classics. Original sound effects including low flying aircraft and an air-raid siren together with searchlights helped to set the mood as the Squadron members and their guests, many of whom had dressed up in the 1940's fashion, danced the night away.

Flight Lieutenant Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron said, "We all had an absolutely fantastic evening. It was a wonderful opportunity for young and old alike to step back into the past and bring their friends and family out for the evening and just enjoy themselves. We were particularly pleased to see so many of the cadets up on the dance floor. You wouldn't think that the 1940's music would be their thing, in fact most of the cadets had said they couldn't dance to save their lives, well all I can say is that they certainly proved themselves wrong. After their opening Charleston Stroll performance you couldn't keep them off the dance floor, in fact some of them were even showing the guests some of their moves.

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