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Lest We Forget

On 11th February each year, Royal Air Force Music Services - past, present and families - come together to remember the men of  the Band of The Royal Air Force Germany who died in 1985, in a road accident, whilst on duty as they traveled to an engagement in Bavaria.

Services of Remembrance will be held simultaneously at the Memorial Gardens in RAF Cranwell and at Headquarters Music Services, RAF Northolt.  There will be a Facebook live broadcast starting at 9:45am on 11 February 2019 so that all those unable to travel in person can still be joined with RAF Music Services to commemorate their friends and colleagues lost in this tragic accident.  The coach driver and RAF Policeman, who was traveling with the band, also lost their lives on that day.

We now have an area in the Partners section of the RAF Music website dedicated to their memory, which can be viewed here

To arrange a visit to either of the memorial sites please contact Flight Sergeant Barry Stringer.

RAF Band play music in front of a memorial.
Central Band of the Royal Air Force parade for the commemoration of absent friends lost from the Band of The Royal Air Force Germany beside the Memorial Garden at Headquarters Music Services, RAF Northolt.
Photograph credit: Unity Slade Howard
Memorial stone.
Memorial Garden at Royal Air Force College Cranwell.
Photograph credit for this picture, the header photo and teaser image: Richard Joyce
Sundial memorial surrounded by flowers.
This beautiful sundial was relocated from its original position at RAF Uxbridge, to its present location at RAF Northolt, in 2010.
Photograph credit: Unity Slade Howard
A stained glass window commemorating the Band of RAF Germany.
This stunning stained glass window was installed in St Christopher's Station Church at RAF Northolt in 2015.  It is dedicated to all of our friends, colleagues and family who tragically lost their lives on 11th February 1985.
Photograph credit: Terry Hissey

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