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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 Badger movement.

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.



St John's Ambulance Brigade Brigade from all across Warwickshire gathered in the parish church of St. Nicolas, Nuneaton.



Members of band play fanfare to mark the arrival of civic dignitaries.

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