Cadets and staff of 967 (BAe Warton) Squadron today joined serving members of the Royal Air Force, Veterans and other Air Cadets from the Fylde coast in Blackpool to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Britain in 1940.
The parade to the war memorial on the Promenade followed a service at the church of St John the Evangelist in Blackpool town centre organised by the Royal Air Forces Association and led by the Reverend Dan Connolly, in which he recounted the words of Winston Churchill speaking of the RAF aircrews defending the nation’s skies:
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
During the service the reading was given by two Cadets and Officer Commanding Cumbria & Lancashire Wing, Wing Commander Steve Molloy, gave the lesson.
Cadets braved the stormy weather to march to the War Memorial on the Promenade, for a short wreath laying service, with Wg Cdr Molloy taking the salute as the parade passed Blackpool Town Hall.
967 Sqn staff would like to thank the Cadets who took the time in the wet and windy conditions today to help keep alive the memory of those who fought and lost their lives in 1940 defending the United Kingdom and her allies.