Heritage walk

On the 13th of November, the Information Systems Wing (ISW) took part in the WW2 Heritage Walk in London, as part of a Force Development day.

The day was timed nicely, with the recent Remembrance Sunday that had just passed. Our walk started at St Clement Danes Church, where Reverend David Osborn gave the group a brief history of the Church and explained the Books of Remembrance, in which the names of those men and women who have died on active service with the Royal Air Force are inscribed. We then made our way along the Thames to the Royal Air Force Memorial and Battle of Britain Memorial – both memorials were covered in poppies and tributes, which was very poignant. Before visiting Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey, we walked up to Whitehall and paid our respects at the Cenotaph, where hundreds of poppy wreaths had been laid on Remembrance Sunday. The day was concluded with a visit to the Bomber Command Memorial on the edge of Green Park, where there were many touching stories and poems from relatives of Bomber Command Personnel who died during WW2.

The day was enjoyed by all and it felt fitting that ISW personnel could remember and reflect on all the military personnel who gave their lives during WW2, during this period of remembrance. I would recommend the walk to anyone, as it gives great insight into the History of the RAF and the personnel who gave their lives for our Country.

For further information on the heritage walk please go to http://www.raf.mod.uk/events/bobheritagewalk.cfm