To mark the occasion Squadron personnel took part in a parade which was reviewed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, the Chief of the Air Staff, and attended by other senior RAF and US Air Force officers and 13 Squadron family members.
World War II British Royal Air Force RAF053 Wing Commander Johnnie Johnson - Made by King and Country Military Miniatures and Models. Factory made, hand assembled, painted and boxed in a padded decorative box. Excellent gift for the enthusiast.
Bob Hollowday GC -One of the earliest awards of a George Cross was to an airman stationed at RAF Cranfield. He was AC1 Vivian Hollowday, a member of 14 FTS (Flying Training School), who in July and August 1940 performed two acts of exceptional bravery.
Arthur Chaytor Pepper (left) and John Rupert Wilson (right) on a yacht in the late 1920s. Pepper served as an officer in the Royal Flying Corps, was shot down and made a prisoner of war. Wilson served as an officer in the Royal Sussex regiment. In 1932 he tragically committed suicide. It was believed that he never recovered from his experiences in the war.
PAULA GREEN ENTERTAINING HMS RAJALIYA FAR EAST JUNE 1945 (A 29795) Miss Paula Green, the Blackpool born radio singer gives a song during 'stand easy' to maintenance ratings at HMS RAJALIYA, a jungle Royal Naval Air Station, part of the British East Indies Fleet. The Seafire they are servicing forms the background.