On Sunday 21st September 2014, 19 members of 1947 (Birstall) squadron took part in the Battle of Britain in Leicester in commemoration of all the RAF personnel who played a part in tackling German invasion in 1940 during World War Two.

All cadet and staff members represented the squadron and the Air Training Corps excellently, marching smartly in step along side cadets and officers from various squadrons around Leicester and also representatives from the Royal Air Force Association and the Royal British Legion.

A brief service took place at the cenotaph at Victoria Park in which FS Ventola of 1947 Sqn held the squadron banner. Thereafter, the parade proceeded to a church service where Sgt Tang also of 1947 Sqn read aloud the story of the Battle of Britain in the presence of various distinguished guests such as HM’s Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton.

The parade and service was a great success in which the immortal words of Sir Winston Churchill “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” were clearly and proudly portrayed. IMG_0501IMG_0472IMG_0475IMG_0439

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