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Hundreds pay respect at Havering’s Battle of Britain memorial

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 September 2011 | UPDATED: 11:12 20 September 2011

Battle Of Britain Parade Hornchurch -  The Mayor inspects Hornchurch 452 air cadets

Battle Of Britain Parade Hornchurch - The Mayor inspects Hornchurch 452 air cadets

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Hundreds of people turned up to pay their respects to those who died in the Battle Of Britain as part of a special commemorative service.

The event was held at St Andrew’s Church in High Street, Hornchurch on Sunday September 18 from around 10am to 3.30pm.

One of the organisers of the event, Squadron Adjutant, Vince Ferguson from 452 Hornchurch Air Cadets said: “We do this every year because it is another year that we have to remmber those who died in the Battle Of Britain.

“I think they need to be acknowledged becauuse some of them were not older than the cadets themselves who were taking part in the event.”

The celebrations included a special parade by the 452 Hornchurch Squadron, 18 38 Elm Park Squadron and the Romford Squadron RF.

It included a march starting from the Appleton Way, Hornchurch to St Andrew’s CHurch for a special ceremonY.

The annual event was also attended by a number of dignitaries including Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, Upminster and Hornchurch MP Angela Watkinson, councillors, RAF veterans and Havering Mayor Cllr Melvin Wallace.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell said: “It was a lovely occasion and it was well attended by people from across Havering.

“It was a very proud commemorative service remembering those who fought the Battle Of Britain and I was very proud to be there for the service.”


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