ATC Sunday

The Air Training Corps celebrated its 67th anniversary on 5 February 2008. To celeberate the Corps holds a series of parades around the Country on the nearest Sunday.

As part of London Wing and London and South East Region the parade is held in Central London, with over 600 cadets and staff marching from Lincoln Inn Fields, down the Strand, to the RAF Church at St Clement Danes.

This is a magnificent Wren Church which was destroyed in the Blitz and rebuilt with donations from RAF personnel and dedicated to the RAF and its personnel. This is where the Standards of Disbanded Squadrons are laid up, and where the Corps has received its Banners from the Duke of Edniburgh.

This year 20 cadets took part in the parade and church service and were priveleged to hear the two lessons being read by the Best Male Cadet and Best Female Cadet in the Region for 2007, now CI Paul Fothergill and ICWO Kris Pisano.

The photo shows Kris and Paul talking to Air Commodore Batt, President of London Wing outside the Church after the service.