International Youth Festival 1958

17 May 1958 - 19:00

Methodist Association of Youth Clubs (MAYC) - London Weekend

Jock Jaffray

Unforgettable experience

At the time I was a Royal Air Force Apprentice at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire. There was a marvellous Pipe Band there and I was lucky enough to be Pipe Major when we played on stage at the RAH.  We were all aged between 15 and 18 and were thrilled to have been invited to appear at the Festival. Even though we always took part in the annual Lord Mayor's Show and at the Earls Court Military Tattoo, appearing at the RAH was a one off and thrilling experience for people as young as us. Unfortunately, I have no photographs of the occasion and can find nothing on the net to prove our attendance.

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