This afternoon I had a very interesting telephone call from a Flt Lt Baldwin 18(B) Sqn, RAF Odiham.
He informed me that representatives of the above squadron will be laying a wreath at the RAF memorial in Oulton at 09.00 on 11th November. This event is prior to a much larger Remembrance Parade in front of Blickling Hall from 10.00 until 11.05. The Squadron will then move to Blickling Church for a brief laying-up service for the retired Squadron Standard, which is to remain in Blickling Church.
The smaller event at Oulton is part of their 70th squadron anniversary and is important as they were based at Oulton during the war. I have been told that the Squadron Commander, Wg Cdr Glenn Cole would love to see as many members of the local community as possible. You are therefore invited to join us in attending this symbolic event.
This event is in addition to the usual village service, organised by Chris Lambert, at the memorial on Remembrance Sunday 13th, at 10.45, to which you are also invited to attend. As a village with a real reminder of wartime sacrifice around us, I feel that this event and others like it remains an important point in the yearly life of the village. I would urge to to try and attend one or both of these events.
Oulton Parish Council