On Saturday the 22nd of September a contingent of cadets from 1936 (Newton) Squadron attended a church service at plunger Church to remember the crew of a Lancaster bomber whose aircraft crashed not far away, killing all the crew but one. There were many different nationalities of people joining in on the church service. People from as far away as Canada and Barbados were present.
The cadet present formed a guard of honour for the guests arriving, such guests as Air-Vice Marshal Clark and a Squadron Leader from the RCAF. Once the guests had arrived everyone went into the church for a service.
Once the service was over a stone plaque was blessed and would be placed at the crash site of the bomber at a later date. The cadets then formed a guard of honour once again for the guests who were leaving.
At 4:00pm the town’s people, guests and cadets alike all surrounded the church and streets to watch the fly-by of a Lancaster bomber and 2 super marine Spitfires.
The local village children stated that the fly-by was “awesome” and “the best thing ever!” while the old veterans saluted as these historic aircraft flew by. Cadets on the other hand tried to take pictures as the aircraft flew past.
By Cpl Connor Levers
Media Team Leader
1936 (Newton) Squadron