Battle of Britain Parade, Exeter – Sunday 15 September 2019
On Sunday 15 September 2019, the Air Training Corps (Air Cadets) will be remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Britain.
The Battle of Britain which took place in 1940 is arguably the most important action in which the RAF participated in during World War II. Together with its Commonwealth allies and pilots from many other allied nationalities, the RAF held the line, resisting overwhelming numbers and prevented the Nazi invasion of Great Britain.
Following a church service at Southernhay United Reformed Church, standards and banners from the Royal Air Force Association, Royal British Legion, Air Training Corps and Air Scouts will be paraded through Exeter city centre at approximately 1545 hours.
Squadron Leader, David Rolfe, Wing Media Officer for Devon & Somerset Wing ATC said, “All are welcome to come and see the parade and I hope they can find the time to support the veterans, air cadets and air scouts who will be remembering the ‘few’”.
The Lord Lieutenant of Devon will be taking the salute as the parade passes the Guild Hall and a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the War Memorial on the Cathedral Green.