IT’S time to get in the mood

The Memphis Belle Swing Band will be re-living the music of the Second World War at a hangar dance at Bassingbourn Barracks. Organiser Chris Murphy said he decided to take on the task of planning the hangar dance after the success of a previous event seve

The Memphis Belle Swing Band will be re-living the music of the Second World War at a hangar dance at Bassingbourn Barracks.

Organiser Chris Murphy said he decided to take on the task of planning the hangar dance after the success of a previous event several years ago.

Then about 1,000 people packed a hangar at the barracks.

"It's quite appropriate to have this particular band as the Memphis Belle was involved in all its missions from Bassingbourn," said Mr Murphy.


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The band was created for the making of David Puttnam's film - and has now become one of the leading swing bands in the country.

"They are really awesome," said Mr Murphy.

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The hangar dance on Saturday, June 9 will raise much-needed cash for the Tower Museum at the barracks.

The dance will include the music of Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James and. obviously, Glenn Miller.

- Details about tickets costing £20 each are available online at www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk

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