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Master of music

552. Bill Major

Bill Major has been a Band Squadron Leader for the Royal Air Cadets for 20 years, teaching over 500 cadets to play a musical instrument.

Under Bill’s careful tutelage, many cadets go from having never touched a musical instrument before joining the squadron, to sitting graded music exams and gaining qualifications.

Bill was presented with his award by the Deputy Lieutenant of Barking & Dagenham at the 2048 (Dagenham) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets Annual Awards evening

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

“Bill has volunteered for an impressive 20 years as a Band Squadron Leader for the Royal Air Cadets. His service has given hundreds of cadets an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, with many going on to gain music qualifications. I’m delighted to name him a Point of Light.”

Bill said:

“I am delighted to receive this award from the Prime Minister. The Air Cadet Organisation has been offering the UK’s next generation world class opportunities to improve character and life skills for 75 years. It is testament to the thousands of volunteers that have put in years of work that the Air Cadets continues to play a big part in national life. I am honoured to be chosen as an example of volunteering with this award.”

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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