Service of remembrance at R.A.F. Witchford

Service of remembrance at R.A.F. Witchford

Service of remembrance at R.A.F. Witchford - Credit: Archant

Veterans of 115 Squadron who were based at Witchford (now Lancaster Way Business Park) during World War Two from 1943, returned with their families and friends to attend the Service of Remembrance at St. Andrew’s Church, Witchford.

Service of remembrance at R.A.F. Witchford

Service of remembrance at R.A.F. Witchford - Credit: Archant

There was then a wreath-laying ceremony and a short service at the war memorial dedicated to those men who failed to return.

Both services were taken by the Reverend Teresa Dixon.

Service of remembrance at R.A.F. Witchford

Service of remembrance at R.A.F. Witchford - Credit: Archant

After a buffet lunch provided by the Committee of Witchford Social Club, appreciated by the veterans and their families, they visited the R.A.F. Witchford Display of Memorabilia, which is dedicated to the men and women who served with 115 Squadron at Witchford and 75 (NZ) Squadron who served at Mepal.

Among those attending the service were the commanding officer and four serving representatives from 115 (R) CFS Squadron who are based at R.A.F.Wittering and two cadets from the Ely Air Training Corps.


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There was also a flypast of three Grob T1 Tutor aeroplanes which flew over the memorial at 12pm just before the service.

This was arranged by 115 (R) Squadron and was a great surprise.

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