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Air cadets fly the flag for Britain at 1940’s Blitz Ball

Air Cadets from Nuneaton and Bedworth helped to turn back the clock for a nostalgic re-enactment of a wartime 1940's dance night.

The Saunders Hall Club in Bedworth was decked out in genuine wartime style banners and bunting with music and realistic wartime sound effects helping to take the guests back in time to 1940 when air battles raged in the skies over Britain.

After helping to direct guests to their tables the cadets were invited to remain for a genuine wartime meal with a starter of SPAM and other wartime goodies, a main course, which was a delicious stew followed by spotted dick and custard. Oh Joy for the 1940's.

After dinner the cadets met up with what can only be described as some extremely colourful characters from wartime history, many of whom were batting for the opposition back in 1940. Thus in the true spirit of the event the cadets joined up with Winston Churchill and brandished their Union Flags in support of Britain.

After dinner, Peter Thacker, Secretary of the Saunders Hall Club & Vice Chairman of the Bedworth Branch Parachute Regimental Association, thanked the cadets for their assistance and announced the presentation of £250 towards Squadron funds which had been collected during the evening.

Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks, Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “Once again we were delighted to be able to help to make the evening a success and thrilled to be invited to join in with the meal. If this is what rationing was like they should bring it back”.

 

 


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