Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jonathan and Charlotte will top the bill at RAF Cranwell on Saturday, July 27, for the annual Anthems in the Park.
The classical singers will take to the stage at the world’s oldest military aviation college with the Band of the Royal Air Force College, the Red Arrows’ own mezzo soprano Squadron Leader Ruth Shackleton and Cranwell Military Wives Choir.
They will be joined by vintage Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, rare archive film footage and Bomber Command veterans to recreate the sights and sounds of Bomber County 70 years ago.
Modern RAF aircraft will create a dramatic reconstruction of the RAF’s current military operations, honouring the sacrifice of Midlands-based RAF personnel.
The public can picnic in the grounds from 3pm while enjoying pre-concert entertainment, including a display by the Red Arrows. The concert starts at 7pm and will climax with a spectacular Proms-style finale and fireworks display.
All proceeds from the event will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund, supporting RAF personnel and their families in times of need. Adult tickets cost £25, tickets for children (aged 5-17) are £15 and under-fives go for free. Family tickets (two adults and two children aged 5-17) are available for £65, saving £15.
To buy your tickets for Anthems in the Park go to www.rafbf.org/anthems or call 01689 300005.