Monday, May 28, 2018

SPECIAL BRIGG SERVICE MARKS CENTENARY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE - 1918-2018


PICTURES AND REPORT FROM KEN HARRISON, BRIGG MATTERS MAGAZINE & EX-RAF

A special centenary service to celebrate the formation of the Royal Air Force, from the  amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, on the 1st April, 1918 was conducted at Brigg's parish church,  St John the Evangelist, on the Saturday morning of the Spring Bank Holiday (May 26).
Father Owain Mitchell and the Rev Trudy Hobson officiated at the service, while the Bishop of Grimsby, the Rt Rev David Court, gave the Address and offered the Blessing.
RAF veteran groups were represented by the Royal Air Forces' Association (RAFA) and the National Service - RAF Association.
Air cadets from Brigg's No 2222 ATC Squadron acted as the escort party and carried both the RAFA and their own standards.
Also in attendance were the Brigg's Town Mayor, Cllr Donald Campbell, and his Consort, Cllr Tina Campbell, as well as the Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Parker.

PICTURED: Outside the church following the service.


 

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