King’s Lynn Squadron Remembers

On the morning of Saturday 15th August members of 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps attended a special service in the town’s Memorial Gardens to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War,

Organised by King’s Lynn branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, with whom the squadron is affiliated, the commemoration saw over 300 members of the public join veterans, the Borough Mayor Colin Manning, the High Sheriff of Norfolk Nick Pratt, Deputy Lieutenant Dr Paul Richards and Council leader Nick Daubney for a service of remembrance led by Canon Paul Wright, sub-dean of HM Chapels Royal.

Following the service the cadets assisted at a commemoration tea party for the veterans which had been arranged by the Borough Council.

In the afternoon 42F’s cadets attended a memorial service in the parish church of St Nicholas, Dersingham, to remember those who fought in the World War I Gallipoli campaign. A congregation of over 150 people saw twenty British Legion standards paraded. This year, the 100th anniversary of the campaign on the Turkish peninsular, saw representatives from Australia and New Zealand and from the Turkish E