Bomber Command

On Thursday 28 June 12 cadets and 2 Staff from the Squadron attended the unveiling and dedication of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Parl in Central London. The Memorial remembers the sacrifice and bravery of the 55,573 RAF crewmen who lost their lives in World War Two. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended the dedication, along with allied veterans of the war from the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada among others. Those gathered witnessed Her Majesty unveil the centrepiece, a 9ft bronze sculpture depicting a seven-man bomber crew, before fly-pasts from modern-day RAF Tornado bombers and the Second World War-era Lancaster. The Cadets were part of a Team from London and Middlesex Wings who assisted the RAF Benevolent Fund in ushering and assisitng the Veterans and their guests on the hotest day of the year. The OC, Sqn Ldr Godden said “It was a honour to be a small part of the ceromony and help in assisting the Veterans on the day their sacrifices in the war were finally recognised”.