On 29 July 1914 The Admiralty was informed by the Cabinet, ‘as the Royal Flying Corps will accompany the Army when it fought abroad, the Royal Naval Air Service would have to take responsibility for the air defence of Great Britain.’
Five days later war is declared against Germany.
Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.
Remembrance Sunday in 2014 fell on Sunday 9 November.
All members of Associations allied to the Fly Navy Federation tooke part in the Service of Remembrance in Whitehall. After the service we marched past with our Associations grouped together as the Fleet Air Arm and then proceeded to the Feet Air Arm Memorial on the Embankment.
We then held a short service at the Fleet Air Arm Memorial, where individual wreaths were laid as part of the service. Then to the Tattershall Castle, a floating pub distance approximately 2 minutes walk for refreshments.
If you wish to join us in 2015 then please contact your own association. You will need an entrance ticket for the Ceremony and march past in Whitehall which will be provided by your own Association who can also provide details as appropriate.