Battle of Britain Parade, Sunday 20th September 2015
On Sunday 20th September 2015, residents from Huntingdon Town and the district, including shipmates Karl Webb and Graham Murray, gathered for a parade to celebrate the Battle of Britain.
Standing in for the Mayor of Huntingdon was Councillor Peter Bucknell, Chair of Huntingdonshire District Council, who joined town councillors and representatives from local community associations including members of the Royal British Legion and Royal Air Force Association.
The parade began with Air Cadets marching to their position in front of the Town Hall. Once in place, the guest of honour, Mr Michael Williamson JP DL, who was representing the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire took the salute from the Air Cadets.
The cadets and members of RAF Wyton Voluntary Band were inspected by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant before returing to the dias for the Remembrance ceremony.
The Deputy Lord Lieutenant addresses the representatives from the Air Force and community associations.
RBL and RAFA Standards were lowered during the ceremony to make a two minutes silence.
On completion, the Band led a procession through the Town Centre towards St Mary’s Church for the second part of the day’s thanksgiving service.
Arrival at St Mary’s Church.
Once again, RBL and RAFA Standards were paraded as the Deputy Lord Lieutenant prepared to take his place in the Church.
The Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication taking place within St Mary’s Church.
The Service commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this was well attended in Huntingdon and shows the dedication of residents and community organisations in remembering those who took part, and especially those who gave their lives, in the Battle of Britain.