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Moorebank squadron march at Sydney Royal Easter Show

Australian Air League's Moorebank squadron performed in front of their largest ever crowd on Easter Monday at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The band played some iconic tunes including I Am Australian and Waltzing Matilda as they marched down the Grand Parade of Sydney Showground during their first performance at the Easter Show.

Squadron Sergeant Jonathon Mayorga said the band members were "eager to put on a good performance".

"For months leading up to this we've been practicing to get it right," he said.

Squadron Second in Command Lachlan Hyde said the Easter Show marked the first major performance for the squadron since COVID-19 put a pause on major events and community festivals.

"It was great being back in the community doing what we love and putting on a show," he said.

Squadron Officer Commanding Raymond Bell said: "It's a testament to the hard work all the members put in, taking time out of their school holidays to support the community and perform at the show".

The Air League is a youth organisation for boys and girls 8 and upwards, which fosters a spirit of aviation in young people and promotes good citizenship. It was formed in 1934. Cadets are given opportunities to join the squadron band, learn ceremonial drill, make new friends and even learn to fly.

  • Moorebank squadron meets every Friday (in school terms), from 7pm to 9pm, at Nuwarra Public School on McKay Avenue at Moorebank. Details: Moorebank Squadron Officer Commanding Raymond Bell, 9153 7415 or moorebank.airleague.com.au.