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Air Cadets help commemorate Battle of the Atlantic anniversary in Liverpool

The city of Liverpool commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, with Royal Air Force Air Cadets from Merseyside Wing involved in an event that proved a fitting tribute with large crowds attending.

The Battle of the Atlantic was considered to be the longest and hardest naval battle in history, ensuring that supply routes to North America were kept open to keep Britain in the fight during World War II.

To celebrate this event, members of the armed forces, of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force as well as their Cadet forces came together for church services, parades, and a military village, where each presented their own history, and the opportunities available for those who wish to join them.

In the centre of the military village on the pier, Merseyside Wing of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets set up a large set of tents to showcase some of what the Royal Air Force Air Cadets has to offer, which included flight simulators, as well as a virtual flight in a Viking glider, also taking part in the parades on Friday and Sunday with overall more than 50 cadets and staff attending over the course of the weekend, representing 20 different squadrons, Merseyside Wing and Headquarters Staff from RAFC Cranwell.

“It’s been a privilege for Merseyside Wing to represent the RAF Air Cadets at this prestigious event, not only for the amazing engagement with members of the public, but also to ensure our cadets understand the sacrifice made by those on both sides, during the Battle of the Atlantic,” said Warrant Officer Greg Jennings RAFAC, who is the Wing Warrant Officer for Merseyside Wing.

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