Royal Wedding Fanfare

Two RAF servicemen from Kent have been selected to play at the Royal Wedding.

Sergeant Kev Miles from Margate and Senior Aircraftman Adam Smith from Rochester are part of the RAF Fanfare Trumpets who will perform a fanfare after Prince William and Kate Middleton sign the register at Westminster Abbey.

A 30 second piece of music called Valiant and Brave has been specially written for the event on 29th April.

The title is the same as the motto used by RAF 22 Squadron of which Prince William is serving as a search and rescue pilot in North Wales.

Sergeant Miles who will play the drums, said : "I never in a million years thought I'd be playing at the future king's wedding.''

"We have been rehearsing the fanfare that the boss has written. It is great, very stately, exactly what it needs to be. Prince William is a serving RAF officer so it is quite apt that RAF music is playing.''

While Senior Aircraftman Adam Smith, who is one of seven trumpeterd, admitted he was a little nervous about his role.

The 29-year-old, pictured above right, said: "You can practise as much as you want but as soon as you go into an environment like the Abbey the nerves will raise, it will be a difficult but that's what we're trained for as musicians.

"You have to be prepared to play in testing environments. We have done some pretty high-profile jobs in the past but I think this one pips them all and certainly comes in top for me.''

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