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Battle of Britain Parade

Article posted: Feb 22, 2014 by Flt Lt Waplington

On the 15th September 2013, 138 Squadron Air Training Corps took up rank and file with other squadrons within the region to take part in the annual parade in Nottingham.
The parade commemorates and remembers Winston Churchill’s “the few” who gave their lives in the defence of our country during Second World War.

The day started with a service of remembrance with psalms and hymns in the beautiful Saint Mary’s Church in Hockley. The service was followed by a parade through the streets of Nottingham being lead by music from Nottinghamshire’s own Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums to the delight of the public, finishing at the Old Market Square outside Nottingham’s council houses.
The cadets on the parade had the pleasure to be inspected by The Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Merlita Bryan, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Ian Malcolm.

Cadet Louis Pfister had the honour to parade with standard bearers from Royal British Legion, and other squadrons. On being asked how Cadet Pfister thought the day went, Cadets Pfisters is quoted as saying “The parade was brilliant, I thoroughly enjoyed the day”.

CI Brian Layton
138 Sqn MCO