During the Nuneaton carnival weekend of 22~23 June 02 the band
of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron ATC found itself in great demand, in
what was a hectic schedule of community events.
Nuneaton carnival precession.
On Saturday 22 June the band joined other community groups and bands
as it performed in the Nuneaton carnival precession.
Onlookers were treated to our renditions of many traditional marches
and wartime favourites, which was quite appropriate considering
that this year's carnival theme was the 'Good Old Days.'
This year was the first time that the band had appeared in the carnival
precession the route of which started outside the Nuneaton Borough's
ground in Beaumont Road and covers approximately three miles through
the town and takes over two hours to compete.
By the time we reached the end of the route, at the Nuneaton Rugby
Club's ground in Liberty Way, having played and carried our instruments
all the way, we were all extremely tired. However, despite their
physical condition the band played on with a magnificent final rendition
of the R.A.F March Past.
St John's Ambulance Brigade Golden Jubilee parade.
On Sunday 23 June the band was once again called upon to stop the
traffic and march though the streets of Nuneaton. On this occasion
the band was to lead the Warwickshire branch of the St John's Ambulance
Brigade as they paraded through the town following a special church
service which was held at St Nicolas Church.
Members of the St John's Ambulance Brigade from all across Warwickshire
gathered in the parish church of St. Nicolas, Nuneaton for a celebration
service for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. In addition
the service also marked the 80th anniversary of the St John's Ambulance
Cadet movement and the 15th anniversary of the St John's Ambulance
During the church service the band was called upon to play a fanfare
to mark the arrival of the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire J.P.
Dunn, the High Sheriff of Warwickshire Mathew Dugdale, the Commander
and Chairman of the St John's Ambulance Council, the Mayor of Nuneaton
and Bedworth and other civic dignitaries. The band also played the
National Anthem to mark the end of the church service.
After the church service the band lead the parade through the centre
of the town and past the Nuneaton Town Hall where the salute was
taken by the two guests of honour, the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire
and, the High Sheriff of Warwickshire.
Squadron band joined other community groups
and bands as it performed in the Nuneaton carnival precession.