78th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain - RAF100


Today we were proud to parade at the annual Battle of Britain commemorations held at the Auckland Museum alongside our fellow Auckland Air Cadet Units.

It was an honor to be addressed by CDR G. Haywood RN, Defence adviser of the British High Commission, and we were delighted to find out our reviewing officer was none other than the Commandant of the New Zealand Cadet Forces, LTCOL G. Morris.

This year also marks the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, becoming an independent force from the army and navy air forces.

The weather this year allowed for a brilliant flypast from the NZ Warbirds Association which was enjoyed by the crowd and cadets alike.

Following the wreath laying ,veterans and current RNZAF crews gathered at MOTAT for a second address by CDR Haywood under the Lancaster and the cutting of an RAF100 cake .