Commemorating the heroes of the Battle of Normandy

The Veterans Big Band will be performing a concert bringing ex professional musicians of the armed forces - the Army, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force - together to remember the sacrifices made by those who served and supported during the Battle of Normandy eighty years ago.

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This is big band music performed by a unique veterans band including bandsmen of our armed forces - all ex professional musicians of the highest standard. The Veterans’ Big Band is a 19-piece band made up of musicians drawn from the Royal Marines Band Service, various Army Bands, and the Royal Air Force Music Service: our Veterans.

The concert will commemorate the anniversary year of the Normandy landings - D Day - the major turning point of the second world war which took place in June 1944 and will take place at 3pm on Saturday 18th May at Park Road Baptist Church.

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The three major Rushden and District veterans organisations have joined forces to put on this concert. They are the local branches of the Royal Air Forces Association, the Royal Naval Association, and the Royal British Legion. They have formed a group call the Rushden and District veterans Group to organise this historic event.

Tickets can be purchased from local outlets or online from at a cost of £15 each.

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