The ability of music to encourage reflection during the Remembrance period inspired the creation of two videos featuring RAF Musicians.
The first, an arrangement of the Last Post for piano by Miles Nottage, was recorded in the Central Church of the RAF, St Clement Danes by pianist Corporal Anthony McCarthy. This stunning arrangement has been viewed over 200,000 times, inspiring comments like:
So haunting and beautiful and I felt such emotion. I was reminded of the sacrifices made by so many
This is brilliant. A totally different perspective and very beautiful. Dad served in World War Two, and both Grandfathers in World War One
Very emotional. Remembering my lovely dad who served in the 2nd World War. He came home, many didn’t. We shall NEVER forget!
RAF Trumpeters sounded the Last Post at over 20 different ceremonies during this Remembrance period.
The second video features the recently re-designated King’s Colour Squadron. The video is accompanied by a trio from the RAF Salon Orchestra who play an arrangement of the second movement of Beethoven’s ’Pathetique’ Piano Sonata. This moving tribute in which King’s Colour Squadron slow march into the shape of a poppy was released on Armistice Day. Like the Last Post Piano video, it created a space for people’s comments and memories:
This is lovely....my Dad was in the RAF Regiment. Thank you
Wonderful, so proud of you all. Such a moving tribute. Thank you all
Lovely tribute. My father would have liked to have seen that. He fought in Aiden, Cyrus and Kenya. Aways spoke fondly of his time in the RAF
RAF Music was proud to be involved in many different Remembrance events around the UK.