Within a few months of the outbreak of World War
2 many of the leading British musicians found themselves
together as members of service bands. The most famous
of these was the RAF No 1 Dance Band - later known
as the Squadronaires.
The idea of the band was said to have originated
with Squadron Leader O'Donnell, leader of the RAF
Central Band at Uxbridge who thought that with such
great talent 'on tap' they should form an Orchestra
to play for service personel, and to compliment the
American Orchestras of the period. Many of the members
of the new orchestra were former members of the great
USO is proud to present a fabulous collection of songs performed by The New Squadronaires Orchestra. If you want pure and
professional British nostalgia - (and tunes people
know) this is the band for you!
‘The New Squadronaires CD’
New Sands Venue - Blackpool
Most of our shows and orchestra are appearing at the New Sands Venue in Blackpool.