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1461 (Wigston) Squadron – Battle of Britain parade

Article posted: Sep 23, 2013 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Cadets arrive at Victoria park in Leicester at 09:00 to show their respect for the soldiers that gave their lives at the battle of Britain. 1461 paraded 40 cadets, all looking very smart with their ties high and their shoes bulled. Not only was there cadets but also there was members from the royal British legion and some respected veterans.

The service started at the Victoria park memorial where reefs were laid down in memory of so many, then a march over to the church lead by the city of Leicester squadron band. Cadet Woodford said ‘the crowds soon gathered to see what we was doing, the response was amazing… the cadet parades really make me feel privileged to be a part of 1461’.

After the service and a short march back, the parade was dismissed and many stood around talking to civilians that were intrigued and a few lucky cadets managed to talk to the veterans. One veteran said ‘this wouldn’t be possible without the Air cadets, I thank you, I thank all of you who are here today’.

CI Huckle
1461 Sqn