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RAF Centenary Flypast

While the charity's Chair Louisa Russell attended the VIP reception at Horse Guards (Louisa has a distinguished RAF family history) Trustees Brian Spencer (Treasurer) and Paul McCue took the opportunity to lay a wreath on behalf of The Secret WW2 Learning Network at the Bomber Command Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, London.

Remembering the Special Duties squadrons of Bomber Command, 138 and 161, the wreath-laying attracted interest from the public gathered there to watch the flypast. 138 (SD) and 161 (SD) Squadrons played a major role in inserting agents from Britain into occupied Europe, commencing from Stradishall and Newmarket (as 419 Flight and subsequently 1419 (SD) Flight) and then later from Tempsford and Tangmere, with a detachment to Winkleigh in Devon.

The photograph shows Brian placing the wreath and examples of the aircraft in the flypast.'

RAF centenary: Thousands watch flypast

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