Monthly Archives: September 2008

Abingdon Battle of Britain Parade

Abingdon Air Cadets march in their Battle of Britain parade.

30 Cadets from Abingdon Air Cadets paraded to remember the Battle of Britain and the RAF pilots lost in that conflict. They paraded from Dalton Barracks (formely RAF Abingdon) to the St Mary Magdalene Church at Shippon where the salute was taken by the Vale of the White Horse Chairman, Cllr Alison Rooke.

Abbey Date for Thames Valley

In a first for the Wing, a team of 30 Thames Valley Cadets and Staff attended RAF Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday held at Westminster Abbey.

The Thames Valley contingent, led by Sqn Ldr Stephen New, formed up in a side street near Westminster Abbey waiting for the word to enter the Abbey. The Cadets brought the traffic to a halt near the Abbey as we were directed to be seated before the arrival of HRH Prince Charles and Chief of the Air Staff. Continue reading