On Boxing Day 2009, when most people could expect to spend some time sleeping off the excesses of Christmas Day, it was all go for members of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron when they turned out in force for the wedding of their bandmaster Sgt Amiee Easterlow at St Mary the Virgin Church Astley.
In fact Amiee's wedding turned out to be something of a major Squadron event, in which members of the unit fulfilled several pivotal roles; Rev Simon Betteridge, a former Cadet of the Squadron who recently re joined the unit as Squadron Padre conducted the marriage service. Trumpeters, Sgt Alice Hartopp and Cdt Kane Dicken from the Squadron band played an outstanding performance of the Wedding March as Amiee's father proudly walked her down the aisle. The trumpeters also accompanied the organist during the hymns and carols that were sung during the service. The Squadrons Media Communications Officer Flt Lt Paul Hincks took on the role of official photographer. The Squadrons standard bearer Sgt Robert Allan joined members of the Standard Bearers Association as they formed a guard of honour outside the church. Last but not least the Squadron's adjutant, Fg Off Norma Easterlow, Amiee's mother, organised just about every last single detail of the entire day. Then after the service the full Squadron Band, who had all been trained by Amiee played at the reception which was held at Bosworth Hall.
At the reception Amiee and her husband Richard expressed their thanks to everyone from the Squadron who had put in so much effort into helping to make their big day so perfect.
After the event, Flt Lt Paul Hincks official photographer for the day said, “Amiee and Richard have waited for, dreamed about and meticulously planned this wedding down to the finest little detail. I am so glad that everyone from the Squadron was able to do their part to help make their dreams come true and we all wish Amiee and Richard all the very best for their future life of love and happiness together.