Brighouse 1940s Weekend
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By Flt Lt Peter Doubell - 868 (Mirfield) Squadron
Each year the West Yorkshire town of Brighouse leaps back in time to the 1940s. Locals and people from far and wide take the opportunity to dress for the occasion in war-time costume and enjoy side shows, parades, song and dance of the era, and stalls and attractions from a variety of organisations – including 868 (MIrfield) Squadron Air Cadets.
The event was opened by “Winston Churchill” and the parade reviewed by “General Patton”.
The Squadron mounted a publicity stall and, with their Corps of Drums, took part in the parades. After the parade, the musicians also gave an impromptu performance of one of their static routines, gaining much applause and appreciation from the onlookers.
Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Peter Doubell, said “this is a wonderful community event with a very happy and welcoming atmosphere. It is a pleasure to be here with the cadets, and for them to have the opportunity to show themselves to good effect in the public eye. They have all contributed with great enthusiasm and enjoyed the day.”