Battle Of Britain Heroes Honoured

Hundreds turned out for the Battle of Britain commemorative parade through Dudley town centre over the weekend.

Air Training Corps cadets from across the borough started the day at 11am with a parade from Priory Road, though the town centre to St Thomas and St Luke Church.

A civic service of remembrance was held at the church at 11.30am, led by Reverend Canon Andrew Wickens, attended by civic guests, veterans and members of the public.

After the service the parade made its way back to Priory Road where DR Keith Bradshaw DL High Sheriff alongside Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Mohammed Hanif and Squadron Leader Keith Bevan, took the salute on the steps of the Council House.

This was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the cenotaph in Ednam Road, complete with a short ceremony and period of silence. Wreaths were laid by the Mayor of Dudley, the High Sheriff and the Squadron Leader. Councillor Mohammed Hanif, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“Thank you to all the cadets from the Air Training Corps and their commanding officers for making today’s parade go so well through their professional conduct.

“I would also like to thank the members of the public who have shown their support today by turning out to see the parade and attending the service.”


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