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Article posted: Aug 13, 2014 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

On Monday 4th August three Air Cadets and one officer from 5F (Northampton) Squadron Air Cadets accepted an invitation to attend a World War 1 commemoration at Little Houghton village just outside the Northampton. This event on this evening was replicated in places throughout the Country.

The village Community had painstakingly researched the stories of the fallen from the Great War whose names are engraved on the village War Memorial.

These stories were displayed inside the church beside the memorial, and detailed such things as their Regiments, where they were lost, and where they are interred and memorialised are also noted. Many of these villagers who went to fight now lay, like many thousands of others, in foreign fields.

As a part of the commemoration, their names and stories were read out to a large group of assembled people from the locality, followed by a rendition of the Last Post, Silence, and Reveille.

The picture shows Cadets Jan Behnke, Lauran King and Cpl Bryn Ballinger of 5F Squadron reading the names of the Fallen.

On this 100th anniversary, in truth, their name live for evermore.