It is time once again for our annual Remembrance Walk in Holbeck Cemetery and we would like you to join us at the main gates on Fairfax Road on Sunday 15th November at 2.pm,
This year, as it is the 70th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, we will be focusing on some of the RAF personnel whose memorials are in the cemetery .
We will try to tell visitors some information about the family and/or the squadrons that each served in and in some cases the last raids in which they saw action.
These young men , who were only aged between 19 years and 24 years old had already become pilots, wireless operators or gunners and flew in vital WW2 raids over Hanover, Nuremberg, Berlin , were involved in the evacuation at Dunkirk and one leading aircraftsman, Denis Palmer, was a member of RCAF , whose air transport flew supplies, troops and casualties from the Far East in 1946.
Most of these young men were local to the area but one Flight Engineer left behind a wife who lived in Lavenham , Suffolk – such a long way from Holbeck.
We will lay a British Legion cross on their graves and then gather at the Cross of Sacrifice, near Beeston Road, to read the names of all those servicemen and women who are remembered on memorials in Holbeck cemetery and who gave their lives for their country.
Finally scattering poppy petals for all these lost lives .
Please join us at this free event which is usually just over one hour long . All ages are welcome ( even dogs on leads),