Over 500 people attended the tri-memorial event at Elvington. Starting at Elvington Church the service of Remembrance commemorated 77 , 346 & 347 Sqds RAF Bomber Command who flew from RAF Elvington. The parade of over 100 scouts, guides, cubs, brownies and beavers plus most of the village, marched to the beat of the drum band, the half mile to the French Air Force Memorial in Elvington Lane. There they were united with Officers from RAF Fylingdales, RAF Linton on Ouse and RAF Leeming, the French Air Force Liaison Officer from RAF Strike Command, President of the Groupes Lourds Association in Paris, Chairman, Director, Trustees and Clergy of the Yorkshire Air Museum and two notable French veterans, Andre Hautot and Lucien Mahlia, plus many more supporters, villagers and friends. After the ceremony, the procession returned to Elvington village where a march past the village War Memorial took place. At 12:30 the final ceremonies were held at the Station Chapel, Yorkshire Air Museum with wreath laying in the Memorial Gardens. Visitors to the Museum witnessed spectacular flypasts by the 1944 Douglas DC3 Dakota plus engine running of the new Nimrod MR2.
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