IT was a proud moment for Skipton mum Diane Brown as she watched her twin sons James and John, along with husband, Ian, meet the Queen at Balmoral recently.

The two boys were part of the 264 (Skipton) Squadron which they joined three years ago and were at Balmoral to play in front of Her Majesty.

Mrs Brown said they travel up to Scotland to practice and play with the Air Cadets pipe band for weekends and week camps.

They are also part of the Combined Cadet Force pipes and drums which incorporate Air cadets, Army cadets and Sea cadets. They have combined practices and a week long camp at Inverness once a year where they play along the street at Dingwall and a concert in the Ironworks at Inverness.

This is the first year they have played at Balmoral.

Mr Brown, who joined 1224 (Wharfedale) Squadron as a civilian member, teaches the drums within the pipe band.