On Sunday September 20 cadets and staff from Horsham Air Cadets assembled at the War Memorial in the Carfax for the Battle of Britain annual Service of Remembrance.
After setting off from the Cadet Center in Duke’s Square the 50-strong Squadron marched through East Street to arrive at the War Memorial.
They had the opportunity to remember those who fought in the Battle of Britain during World War Two and lay a wreath as a mark of respect.
They then marched to St Mary’s Church for a short church service before marching back to the Cadet Center.
The Service was arranged by the local branch of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA). The Deputy Chairman was in attendance accompanied by the Chairman’s Cadet Flight Sergeant Andrew Stuckey, as well members of RAFA who were all present in the Carfax and at the short church Service.
Flight Lieutenant Richard Foster, Officer Commanding of 1015 (Horsham) Air Cadets, said: “These events serve to remind our communities that the younger generation, especially the Air Training Corps, are proud to represent the Royal Air Force in remembering the sacrifices others have made and continue to make to keep our Country safe. The Battle of Britain was a turning point in the Second World War and ‘we will remember them.”
Horsham Air Cadets is recruiting, if you are interested in joining and are aged 12-17, you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for details of our next open evening. We also welcome applications for adult volunteers, who can contact us on the same address.
Report and picture contributed by 1015 (Horsham) Squadron ATC.