High Sheriff News

Battle of Britain 75th Thanksgiving


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The Reverend Cannon Andrew Wickens lead the service of Thanksgiving to a large congregation in St Thomas & St Luke Church Dudley.

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The flag bearers were a good mix of veterans and RAF cadets.  IMG_0715 IMG_0714

Readings were given by the Mayor, Deputy Leader of the council Cllr Judy Foster and a particularly poignant verse was read by a young cadet from 347 Dudley Squadron ATC and written by a former Spitfire pilot, Flight Lt William Walker in memory of those who lost their lives in the battle.   IMG_0724  reading

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Following the service cadets and veterans marched to the cenotaph in the centre of Dudley where  a tribute and exhortation were made by the minister. The last post was played and a two minute silence was observed.  IMG_0735

The words of of the Kohima Declaration were spoken by an RAF Veteran.

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The High Sheriff joined the Mayor of Dudley, Walsall, Deputy Leader of the council and Deputy Lieutenant Richard Boot OBE and laid wreaths at the cenotaph.

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