Proms celebrate Cornish air base's 70th anniversary
Festival-goers waved Unions Flags to the sound of Land and Hope and Glory to mark the 70th anniversary of an air force base in Cornwall.
RAF St Mawgan, near Newquay, hosted a spectacular firework display and a Cornish Proms in the Park on Saturday night to mark the milestone in its history.
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force brought to a colourful and stirring finale to the concert, which was attended by some 1,200 people, which stayed dry despite foreboding weather forecasts.
Community relations officer Jeffrey Spencer said the forecast may have deterred some from coming to an airfield open to the elements, but those that did had an enjoyable time and the contributions of so many involved had enabled them to make a profit for the charities.
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The theme was music across the decades, from the 40s to the present day, presented by a line-up of talented artists. People were invited to picnic next to the beautiful Cornish coastline and in the shadow of Cold War aircraft hangars and bomb dumps.
The star act was Ray Quinn, a 40s-style singer who was an X Factor runner-up in 2006 and winner of Dancing on Ice in 2009. The show was opened by singer Ley Adewole, pianist Richard Penrose, drummer Damian Rodd and bassist Yan Speake, known as The Grace Notes.
Another Cornwall-based band, the Midnight Ramblers, played music from the 50s through to the 70s while the Heart FM Angels brought entertainment for all ages.