On the 5th February 1920 Cranwell was formally accepted into the Royal Air Force.
The band of the Royal Air Force College was established two months later.
During WW2 the band performed in London marching through recently bombed areas.
The band took part at the funeral of King George VI and the subsequent coronation of our present Queen. During the 1960s, the band gradually performed an increasing number of engagements appearing in the Royal Tournament and the Edinburgh Tattoo.
The band undertook a wide variety of engagements in 2011, including the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion visiting various venues around the country.
Concerts have been performed up and down the country by the full military band and also by the RAF swing band, and the big band section of the Band of the RAF College.
Other concerts have included the annual massed bands tour “The RAF in Concert”, and every September they cover many hundreds of miles taking part in Battle of Britain ceremonies at RAF stations up and down the country.
The monies raised are going to charities such as RAFA the RAF Benevolent Fund, Help for Heroes and local station charities.