Parade to mark Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade in Huntingdon

Battle of Britain Commemorative Parade in Huntingdon

Archant

HUNTINGDON marked the Battle of Britain with a commemorative parade.

Cadets paraded outside All Saints Church in Huntingdon on Sunday (September 16) before attending a service with music from the Wyton Area Voluntary Band to mark one of the most momentous events in British history.

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Michael Williamson JP inspected Air Cadets of 73 (Huntingdon) and 2331 (St Ives) Squadrons Air Training Corps while Huntingdonshire District Council chairwoman Barbara Boddington attended the service with her husband John, the Mayor and Mayoress of Huntingdon and Mayors of Godmanchester, Ramsay, St Ives and St Neots.

A spokesman for the Huntingdon and District Branch of the Royal Air Force Association, which organised the event, said the group’s aim had been to make the event an established part of the civic calendar.

“We have certainly achieved our aim,” he said, highlighting it was the sixth year that the association had held the event.

Gordon Townsend of the Huntingdon and District Branch, Neil Donaghue of the St Neots Branch and Ernie Bounds of the Dunstable Branch were all RAFA standard bearers on the parade.

0 comments

More news stories

The police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire will invite the public to have a say on whether he should have a greater role in governing the county’s fire and rescue service.

Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for Huntingdonshire District Council to block plans that could see thousands of new homes built in St Ives.

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust has received a donation of £800 for Hinchingbrooke Hospital’s Holly Ward.

07:45

Another big-name retailer has signed up for the long-awaited Chequers Court development in Huntingdon.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter