MARCH CADET PERFORMS AT NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET

Prime Minister David Cameron with cadets from the ACO National Marching Band

Prime Minister David Cameron with cadets from the ACO National Marching Band

Last Wednesday, Cadet Josef Pankhurst from 1220 (March) Squadron Air Cadets was among 41 lucky Air Cadets from around the United Kingdom who played for the Prime Minister David Cameron at his official residence, Number 10 Downing Street.

Prime Minister David Cameron with cadets from the ACO National Marching Band

Prime Minister David Cameron with cadets from the ACO National Marching Band

The cadets played several pieces in the gardens at Downing Street, including Imperial Echos, Eagle Squadron March, and the RAF Marchpast.

Josef has been a member of March Squadron for less than two years, and in that short space of time has already attended numerous high-profile band events at locations such as Whitehall in London, Dover Castle and The Birmingham International Tattoo.

The Principle Director of Music, Wing Commander Gill Singleton RAFVR(T) said “This has got to be one of the best jobs that the band has done, to play in the gardens of Number 10. The immense amount of good it has done the organisation is immeasurable, as always the cadets performed at the top of their game”.

Following the event, Josef said, “I really enjoyed meeting the Prime Minister and it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be able to perform in the gardens at Number 10”