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Jools Holland at Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover

PUBLISHED: 18:35 30 July 2010 | UPDATED: 15:05 20 February 2013

Duke of York's Royal Military School's musician of the year, Joshua Tones, left, was congratulated by Jools Holland and Colonel Peter Cook, centre, of the Army Benevolent Fund

Duke of York's Royal Military School's musician of the year, Joshua Tones, left, was congratulated by Jools Holland and Colonel Peter Cook, centre, of the Army Benevolent Fund

An impromptu performance by musician Jools Holland was a highlight of a sell-out concert at the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover. The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas performed in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund...

An impromptu performance by musician Jools Holland was a highlight
of a sell-out concert at the Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover.
The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas performed in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund in the school's Nye Hall, and around 4,000 was raised.

The Lord Lieutenant, Allan Willett, Kent President of the Army Benevolent Fund, was represented by musician Jools Holland, who is one of his Deputy Lieutenants.

To the delight of the 350-strong audience, he was persuaded on stage
by the Bandmaster, Major Wayne Hopla, during a rock band act by some of the Gurkha musicians and played an impromptu accompaniment
on the keyboard.

Soldiers maimed in Afghanistan and Iraq are among those who will benefit from the proceeds of the concert, which was sponsored by Kent ABF Vice President, Algy Cluff.

At the end of the concert, Jools Holland presented a prize to the school's musician of the year, 15-year-old Joshua Tones, and congratulated the Gurkha and school musicians on "a fantastic performance."

Pictures BY Barry Duffield

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