Crowds gather for RAF Wickenby memorial

A few veterans who attended the RAF Wiickenby Memorial Service and Parade on sunday afternoon lay wreaths of poppies at the foot of the Memorial assisted by family members, which was held in brilliant sunshine. Many hundreds of people gathered for the service and flypast of the two Lancaster Bombers. EMN-140809-132154001
A few veterans who attended the RAF Wiickenby Memorial Service and Parade on sunday afternoon lay wreaths of poppies at the foot of the Memorial assisted by family members, which was held in brilliant sunshine. Many hundreds of people gathered for the service and flypast of the two Lancaster Bombers. EMN-140809-132154001
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Hundreds of people gathered for the RAF Wickenby Memorial Service on Sunday afternoon and a historic flypast.

The Revd Ian Partridge conducted the service to remember the 1,147 men who failed to return serving 
with No 12 and No 626 Squadrons during the Second World War.

90 year old Peter Louis Potter from Colchester was flown up to Wickenby in a light aircraft by a close friend so he could attend sundays Memorial Service. Peter served with 626 Squadron during 1944 and was quite sprite for his age. EMN-140809-132144001

90 year old Peter Louis Potter from Colchester was flown up to Wickenby in a light aircraft by a close friend so he could attend sundays Memorial Service. Peter served with 626 Squadron during 1944 and was quite sprite for his age. EMN-140809-132144001

Veterans laid wreaths of poppies at the foot of the Memorial, which was bathed in sunshine.

Veterans came from across the country for the event, one was 90-year-old Peter Louis Potter from Colchester who had flown up to Wickenby in a light aircraft by a close friend having served with 626 Squadron during 1944.

Eyes were then turned to the sky as the Battle of Britain Lancaster and the Canadian Lancaster made a historic flypast.

The Revd Ian Partridge who conducted the Wickenby Memorial Service on sunday afternoon stands for a quite moment in reflection of the 1147men who failed to return serving with No`s 12 and 626 Sqadrons during the Second World War. EMN-140809-132133001

The Revd Ian Partridge who conducted the Wickenby Memorial Service on sunday afternoon stands for a quite moment in reflection of the 1147men who failed to return serving with No`s 12 and 626 Sqadrons during the Second World War. EMN-140809-132133001