Registered Charity No.1101767
Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE
Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon was a fast jet pilot in the 1960's and 1970's, and a senior Royal Air Force commander in the 1980's until his retirement in 1997. As Chief of the Air Staff from 1992 to 1997 he advised the British Government on the implimentation of No Fly Zones in Iraq and Bosnia, and implimented the Front Line First initiative. Sir Michael Graydon has been President of the RAF Music Charitable Trust since its registration as a charity in 2004.
Warrant Officer (Retired) Trevor McDonald LTCL
Trevor McDonald played the trumpet and bassoon in his school years, and subsequently went on to teach music at a school in Bangor, before joining the Royal Air Force in 1976. His career included service with the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, Band of the Royal Air Force Germany, and as Warrant Officer and Bandmaster with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and Band of the Royal Air Force College. Having also undertaken an appointment as staff instructor with the Royal Air Force School of Music, following an extensive career of 32 years he retired from the Royal Air Force in 2008. Trevor is a Gulf War veteran, having undertaken active service at field hospitals in Saudi Arabia during the 1991 conflict.
Sergeant (Retired) Malcolm Goodman MBE ARCM
Trustee (Founder and Honorary Administrator)
Malcolm Goodman studied the horn at the Royal College of Music in London and first joined the Royal Air Force as a member of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force in 1975 until 1980. He resumed his Royal Air Force career in 1990 as principal horn with the Western Band of the Royal Air Force, and subsequently the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment. Following his additional appointment as Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the RAF Music Services, he established the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust in 2003. He retired from the RAF in 2006 to undertake a new appointment as Music School Manager at Uppingham School in Rutland until retirement in 2014. Malcolm is a Gulf War veteran, having undertaken active service at field hospitals in Saudi Arabia during the 1991 conflict, and was awarded the MBE from Her Majesty The Queen in 2001.
Sergeant (Retired) John Baigent
John Baigent joined the Royal Air Force Music Services as a trumpeter in 1971, serving with the Southern Band of the Royal Air Force, Band of the Royal Air Force Germany, Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment and Band of the Royal Air Force College. Retiring after 29 years’ service, he continued his employment at Royal Air Force Cranwell in a civilian capacity until 2018 and continues to provide on-going technical support for band concerts at the Whittle Hall RAF Cranwell. As a trumpet player with local orchestras and wind bands, he also has a supporting role with various other community organisations. John is a Gulf War veteran, having undertaken active service at the War Hospital in Maharraq during the 1991 conflict.