Recently 50 Cadets and staff from 162 (Stockport) Squadron attended The Battle of Britain Service & Parade at St George’s Church in Heaviley. This annual event is organised by Stockport & District Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) and commemorates those who gave their lives during The Battle of Britain in 1940.
The church service was lead by Reverend Canon Canon Elaine Chegwin Hall of St George’s Church, who is also 162 (Stockport) Squadron’s Honoury Chaplain and attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, The Mayor & Mayoress of Stockport and other dignitaries.
Cadet Corporal Premsingh Ramchurn said; “I felt really proud to march through the town which I live in for such an important event. It is important that we remember what people went through so we can be here today.”
Following the Church Service the Squadron Band led the parade through Stockport, where the RAF Ensign was flying outside the Town Hall. The salute was taken on the steps of the War Memorial with refreshments at the Our Lady and the Apostles Church Parish Centre.
Flight Lieutenant Lee Moore, Officer Commanding 162 (Stockport) Squadron, said: “It’s important to remember the Battle of Britain and celebrate the finest hour of the Royal Air Force. I was also really proud of the cadets and how smart they all looked on the day.”
Ceremonial parades are one of the many activities offered at Stockport Air Cadets. Girls and boys from 12 years of age have the chance to do many activities including visits to RAF Stations, Adventure Training & Flying.
The squadron meets every Monday and Thursday night from 7pm at their Headquarters, Lockwood Fold, Buxton Road, Stockport, SK2 6LS. If you are interested in joining, visit www.162atc.co.uk, Telephone (0161) 4804390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org