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Corby Air Cadets Mark First World War Centenary

Article posted: Sep 23, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets attended a Candlelit Service tonight at St. John The Baptist Church in Corby Old Village to commemorate the beginning of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.

Readings were given by Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Betty Wade and Deputy Mayor of Corby, Councillor Lucy Goult.

A roll of honour was then read by Mr Gareth Price; Royal British Legion, of those Corby born or residents during the conflict, that lost their lives as a result of the First World War.

After a moment of reflection, candles were extinguished.

“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time”. Words spoken by Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary in August 1914, as Britain’s ultimatum to Germany was about to expire.