Cotswold Barristers are the proud sponsors of the Spitfire flypast at Imjin Music Festival 2016.

May 09, 2016 tags: News

We are very excited to announce that we are the proud sponsors of the Spitfire flypast at this year’s Imjin Music Festival. The event will take place at Imjin Barracks in Innsworth near Gloucester on Thursday 9th June in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday. Welcoming both families and friends to join in the celebrations, the festival will mark a landmark occasion in our nation’s history, starting with the seven-foot birthday card that has been passed around and signed by the local business community in the run up to the event. As Cheltenham’s first ever-legal chambers, this opportunity to support such a prestigious event is one we feel so privileged to be a part of. 

Kicking off the festivities in style, the day’s events will include entertainment both on the ground and up in the air as the Lancaster BBMF and Spitfire take to the skies once more for a momentous flypast. There are only two Lancasters in the world that are still airborne, and while one parades the skies over Canada, we are lucky to have the other, based here in Europe, with us on the day to make it all the more memorable for all who attend. Keep your eyes on the sky for the next headline act – it isn’t a bird, there is a plane, but what comes next will be like nothing you’ve ever seen as members of the RAF Falcon Parachute free-fall team puts the science of gravity to the test with a spectacular display. 

Throughout the day, local bands and military musicians, including the Parachute Regiment Band, Army Air Corps Contemporary Band and Innworth’s very own military wives choir will all take to the stage to entertain crowds. There will also be a special military pageantry from The Band and Bugles of The Rifles and The British Army’s famed Light Infantry, as well as the school’s talent competition. Come the evening, local bands will take to the stage to play a vibrant mixture of songs headlined by the renowned tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles – a much-loved nationwide favourite.

There will be children’s entertainment and activities throughout the day, including the much-loved bouncy castle, face painting, and tricks by a magician, as well as a climbing tower, archery and air rifle range. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic on the day, or feast on the delicious selection of street foods and drinks available for sale during a night that is not one to be missed.

The event and cause in which we support is one very close to our hearts at Cotswold Barristers with our very own Carla Morris-Papps, CEO of CB being a recent recruit to C (RGH) Sqn Royal Wessex Yeomanry (RWxY): 

“I joined the RGH last year and from the inside you can see what great work our forces are doing both abroad and here at home. We want to show our support for them and by sponsoring the music festival with other local companies, we are insuring that the good community work put in by our Gloucestershire forces is continued – it will be a night not to miss.”


For Brigadier Paul Tennant, Director of the Imjin Music Festival, our support of this popular annual event highlights the powerful bond that stands between the armed forces and communities.

“We were delighted by Cotswold Barristers’ unhesitating support for this year’s Festival, which celebrates the strong relationships we have with the civic and business communities from across Gloucestershire. It is especially fitting that, as we celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, we will be joined by both a Spitfire and a Lancaster bomber on 9th June. The very generous sponsorship by Cotswold Barristers of the Spitfire flying display is symptomatic of the very high regard the County has for our Armed Forces. It promises to be a great night, full of music and excitement, and we hope as many citizens of Gloucestershire as possible will join us.”


Doors open at 4:30pm and the event ends at 10pm.

Admission is free, however tickets are required at the gate. To book your tickets and for more information on the event, please visit

On the night we would love to see your photos capturing the vibe of this exciting event. Please tweet us using the Twitter handle @Cotswoldbrief and the event hashtag,



For press:

Journalists interested in the stories surrounding the Imjin Music Festival 2016 should contact the ARRC Public Affairs Office

Stories include the local schools performing in the event, The Queen’s 90-inch-tall Birthday Card, the Spitfire and Lancaster flyover, and interviews with the band’s directors and performers from The Band Bugles of The Rifles, The Parachute Regiment Band, and the Army Air Corps contemporary band.

For more information on Cotswold Barristers please call 01242 639454 or email

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