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70 Squadron Attends Local Battle of Britain Parade

By GM Wing Website
2013-09-22 12:58:03
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70 Squadron Attends Local Battle of Britain Parade

70 Squadron attended the annual Battle of Britain parade, held at Gulliver's World in Warrington, to pay their respects to the brave men and women who put their lives in terrible danger to defend their country on a daily basis over 70 years ago. 70 Squadron was led on the day by Pilot Officer McCormack and Sergeant Hewitt and were joined by veterans and members of 1330 (Warrington) Squadron. The Mayor of Warrington was in attendance, and he started the parade with an inspection of the cadets who had spent a great deal of time working on their uniform in the run up to the event. Several readings from the Bible and some prayers followed to pay respects to the fallen, before the Last Post was played by a member of the Warrington Brass Band. The national anthem was then played before the cadets took part in a march past for the Mayor, the Veterans and the various banners that were in attendance. Despite the poor weather, the parade was still a big success and once again was a brilliant chance to remember and reflect upon how, in the words of Winston Churchill, that "never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many, to so few".

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