Battle of Britain Commemoration

Posted 16/09/2019 : By: Trevor Gurney

My wife and I had the honour of representing Wymondham at the Battle of Britain Commemoration event held at County Hall, Norwich on Friday 13th September, hosted by the Chairman of Norfolk County Council; Councillor Harry Humphrey. The event was opened by a flypast by a WWII RAF Spitfire with the iconic sound of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine echoing around the concourse in front of County Hall. This was followed by a parade by the Air Cadet Band, and the RAF Standard Bearers. There followed a service by the NCC Chaplain, wreath laying, the Last Post and a resounding chorus of The National Anthem to close the event. We then convened inside County Hall for refreshments, where we had the opportunity to meet many local dignitaries and RAF veterans who told stories of there life in service as we socialised for around an hour. It was a most enjoyable evening but at times very moving as we remembered Sir Winston Churchill’s famous words; Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

Cllr Kevin Hurn

Mayor of Wymondham