Archive for September, 2016

  • Battle of Britain 2016

    Battle of Britain 2016 –

    76th Anniversary Commemoration –

    The Air Force Cairn at Thunderbird Square was the point of focus on Sunday, 18 September 2016.  The annual commemoration of the Royal Air Force success in 1940 was remembered in this year, the 76th Anniversary.

    The major cities in Great Britain, particularly London, endured the Blitzkrieg (“The Blitz”) as bombers of the Luftwaffe pounded the city in 1940 and 1941 causing over 40,000 civilian deaths. The Battle of Britain was fought between the fighter pilots of the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe for control of the air, prior to the invasion of the British Isles. The victory by the RAF, and their subsequent control of the air, meant that the invasion never occurred.

    The emphasis this year was on the presence of the Air Cadet Squadrons from several local communities were present as well as the Air Cadets of 861 Silverfox Squadron of Abbotsford.

    Organized by Major Melanie Taylor and the 861 Silver Fox Squadron, the parade and ceremony saw over 200 cadets attend.

    The Colour Party of Branch 15 of the Royal Canadian Legion led the parade onto the square, but beforehand they posed for a photograph:

    (L to R) Lora Lee Mears (LA President and branch member), Heinz Kempf , George Ulmer, Harry Bishop and Robert Rohrer (Branch President)

    (L to R) Lora Lee Mears (LA President and branch member), Heinz Kempf , George Ulmer, Harry Bishop and Robert Rohrer (Branch President)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Watch the video of the march on of the colour party and the cadets:

    Watch the video of the wreath presentations; the first wreath is placed by Jati Sidhu MP: please click

    on to Wreath Placing   Remember to close the player after watching this so as to return to this page and play the next video by Mr. Ron Roberts:

    Watch and listen to Mr. Ron Roberts recite “High Flight” by John Gillespie Magee:

     

  • Member Initiation Ceremony & Poppy Meeting

    You are invited to attend our new Member Initiation Ceremony Tuesday September 27th at 7:00pm.  Come out and show our new members some support.  Click the heading for more… Read more