Thursday marked the first trip out for MônFM’s new outside broadcast van, supporting the annual RAF Families Day at Valley. Over 4,000 people (comprising of base staff and their families) came to the special event organised by the RAF.
The day began early at 7am and finished at 10pm, and MônFM volunteers arrived early to a damp and misty morning, but as the day progressed, things warmed-up and a scorchingly hot but pleasant day was experienced by the team who provided musical entertainment and the main commentary and Public Address for RAF officers to speak to the crowds whilst the Red Arrows, an awesome Typhoon jet and a range of other aircraft provided colourful aerobatic displays.
During the afternoon, a parachute display team landed on the event field, and there was also a helicopter on show among a wide range of stands and stalls from Mountain Rescue, emergency services and both major companies and local companies and representatives from charities and good causes.
The new van supported by ‘The Big Lottery Fund’ was a big success – Gwyn Owen, the event lead for MônFM said: ”Everythng worked like clockwork, the new van provided an excellent platform to work from, and our volunteers worked hard through the day and it was a pleasure once again to support RAF Valley at their annual Families Day – we are already planning ahead for 2019.”