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The Squadronaires

Band, *1939 GB
Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. The Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra

The Squadronaires is a Royal Air Force band which began and performed in Britain during and after World War II. The official title of the band was 'The Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra', but it was always known by the more popular title "The Squadronaires".

PortraitGeorge Chisholm
tb 1915-1997 GB
PortraitSid Colin
g, voc GB
PortraitRonnie Aldrich
p 1916-1993 GB
PortraitBert Weedon
g 1920-2012 GB
Cyril Reuben
PortraitDon Honeywill
bs, sax
PortraitJock Cummings
dr, perc GB
Andy McDevitt
cl, ts, sax GB
PortraitCliff Townshend
cl, sax 1916-1986 GB
Tommy McQuater
tr 1914-2008 GB
Ken Kirkham
Eric Breeze
Harry Lewis
as, cl GB
Jimmy Watson
tr *1922 GB
Clinton French
Arthur Maden
Monty Levy
as GB
Jimmy Durant
ss, ts
Popular Tracks   
Yours - 2017 Version on Vera Lynn 100 by Vera Lynn
Somewhere Over The Rainbow on Keep Smiling Through by Vera Lynn
Boston Bounce on Swing Era in Europe, Vol. 1 by Various Artists
Commando Patrol - 1943 Recording on The Red Shoes: Music From The Films Of Powell & Pressburger by Various Artists
Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye on Keep Smiling Through by Vera Lynn
Close To You on Keep Smiling Through by Vera Lynn
High Flight on Keep Smiling Through by Vera Lynn
'C' Jam Blues on The Squadonaires Flying Home by The Squadronaires
Flying Home on Flying High: Songs of Flight from the 40's & 50's by Various Artists
There's Something in the Air on Flying High: Songs of Flight from the 40's & 50's by Various Artists

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Casting My Spell / Rock N Roll BoogiePete Best / The Squadronaires2018Single
Rare Radio Transcriptions For Forces RadioThe Squadronaires2017Compil.
Helping The HeroesThe Squadronaires And Todd Gordon2012Album
The SquadronairesThe Squadronaires2011Album
The Royal Air Force SquadronairesThe Squadronaires2010Album
In The MoodThe Squadronaires2010Album
Wolf On The ProwlThe Squadronaires2006Album
The SquadronairesThe Squadronaires2000Compil.
There's Something In The Air (A Tribute To Ronnie Aldrich)The Squadronaires, The Royal Air Force Dance Orchestra1994Album
There's Something In The AirThe Squadronaires1992Compil.
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraFletcher Henderson / Eddy Howard / Blue Barron / The Squadronaires1984Compil.
There's Something In The AirThe Squadronaires1972Album
Rock And Roll Boogie /The Squadronaires Conducted By Ronnie Aldrich1957Album
Bottle Me Up / April In PortugalThe Johnston Brothers, The Squadronaires, The Pianotones1956Album
MudhopperThe Squadronaires1954Single
Yesterdays / I Don't Want To Meet Anymore PeopleThe Squadronaires1948Album
You Don't Have To Know The Language / My Blue HeavenThe Squadronaires1948Album
Five Minutes More / The Old LamplighterThe Squadronaires1947Album
It's Been A Long, Long Time / I Begged HerThe Squadronaires1946Album
Flying HomeThe SquadronairesAlbum
On An Island With You / Takin' Miss Mary To The BallThe SquadronairesAlbum
C Iam Blues / Mission To MoscowThe SquadronairesAlbum
Slow Coach / MistakesThe SquadronairesAlbum
Barnyard Reel / Minor DragThe SquadronairesAlbum
Slow and Easy / MistakesThe SquadronairesAlbum
Barnyard Reel / High SocietyThe SquadronairesAlbum
Gotta Be This Or That / Down In Chi-Chi Hotcha WatcheeThe SquadronairesAlbum
Down Among The Sheltering Palms / Cool WaterSam Browne, The Quads, The SquadronairesAlbum
Jealous Heart / Such Lovely Things Are TheseThe SquadronairesAlbum
It's Only A Paper Moon / Doctor, Lawyer, Indian ChiefThe SquadronairesAlbum
Sally Water / PretendingThe SquadronairesAlbum
Pompton Turnpike / Stay Out Of My DreamsThe SquadronairesAlbum
Rock CandyRonnie Aldrich And The SquadronairesSingle
Dongeal Cradle Song / Coach Call BoogieThe SquadronairesAlbum
These Foolish Things / Blue SkiesThe SquadronairesAlbum
Down By The Station / Deep Freezer DinahThe SquadronairesAlbum
Sentimental Me / I Don't Wanna Be KissedThe SquadronairesAlbum
Contrasts In JazzThe SquadronairesAlbum
You're Breaking My Heart / Amelia Cordelia Mc HughThe Squadronaires, Danny Kaye, The Andrews SistersAlbum
The Maharajah Of Magador / In Old Santa FeeThe SquadronairesAlbum
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