On Sunday 15 th June the Nuneaton Air Cadet Band struck the right note with the judges when they took first place in the town's Carnival precession marching band competition.
The 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron Band went up against some stiff competition from the other marching bands in this years Carnival precession, the biggest in the town for some years. The competing bands are judged on their performance as they march along the Carnival precession route through the town.
The Air Cadet band joined other community groups, decorated floats and bands as they made their way through the flag lined streets. Thousands of onlookers were treated to the Squadrons renditions of many traditional marches and wartime favourites.
It was only when the Band returned to the Squadron headquarters that they found out that they had won the band competition. So it was straight back out and down to the Gala field for the presentation. Civilian Instructor Amiee Easterlow, the Squadron Band Master who teaches music at the Squadron collected the Johnson trophy on behalf of the 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron Band which had been judged to be the best band in the Nuneaton Carnival precession.
Flight Lieutenant Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 Squadron said, "The band did a fantastic job. It's not easy marching through the streets in a carnival procession that keeps stopping and starting. Every cadet should be justly proud of his or her performance. I just hope we can repeat this success next Sunday when our band will be at Gamecock Barracks near Nuneaton for the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing band competition.”
As usual the squadron wasn't just in the Carnival precession to play music. No they were out to have fun and that was exactly what Flying Officer Norma Easterlow had in mined when she found a group of fellow revellers who call themselves the Majorwrecks. Yes of all things Norma found herself being abducted by Britain's only all male majorette troupe and boy were they a bunch of wrecks. Having said that, looking at the photograph Norma appeared to be enjoying herself.