Released 31st May 2010
70 years after the band formed and recorded their first Decca album in 1940, the very year of The Battle of Britain, The Royal Airforce Squadronaires release In The Mood, a tribute to the great bandleader Glenn Miller, bringing new recordings to some of the best-known big band tunes of the wartime era. The Royal Air Force Squadronaires were a household name in the Second World War--their first public date took place 70 years ago in Blackpool with a line-up that included saxophonist Harry Lewis, the late husband of Dame Vera Lynn. They travelled the world entertaining soldiers, sailors and airmen, and established themselves as the UK’s leading big band. Comprising 18 elite musicians from the RAF, the band has kept its heritage and has an enviable worldwide reputation. Today’s band, led by Sergeant Kev Miles, frequently performs for Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace. To bring the Glenn Miller effect nto the 21st Century, The Royal Air Force Squadronaires enlisted young artists such as X Factor superstar Stacey Solomon who sings "At Last". The album also includes a new recording of "Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree" with original vocals lifted from The Andrews Sisters.