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BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Sunday 15th September 2019
418 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association will be hosting a memorial service that will take place at St Andrews Presbyterian Church (67 Victoria Ave, Belleville, ON K8N 2A1) from 1000hrs-1200hrs. Dress will be full ceremonial uniform (tunic with medals, etc.).
We will require one cadet to read the poem High Flight:
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
– Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
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