The Corps Birthday

The Air Training Corps celebrates its 68th 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 15 cadets took part in the parade and church service and CWO Caroline Dent had the privaledge of carrying the Region Banner, with Cpl Nicklen, Cpl Dutch and acting Cpl Fox making up the rest of the Banner Party, and Sgt Dominic Ischt carrying the Wing Banner.

The photos show the Banner Party, CWO Dent talking to Air Commodore Stewart, Commandant Air Cadets, and Sgt Ischt carrying the Wing Banner (on the left)