Snare drummer Tom Wheeler joined the RAF as a boy apprentice and served for 34 years, reaching the rank of Squadron Leader before he retired. Following this he worked as an Airfield Electrician at Newquay Airport.
Tom previously played with the RAF band for five years and following moving to Cornwall, he joined the Cornwall Caledonian Band, then later moved to Kernow Pipes and Drums, where he has been playing for the past four years. He has also played with Exeter City Pipe Band, visiting Spain celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the famous battle for the bridge at Arnhem (John Frost Bridge). Tom has also played with the Royal Regiments of Scotland at the Gelledrome Stadium, home of FC Arnhem, Holland.