1239 Squadron Support Operation Jericho Anniversary Service

On Sunday 16th February 2014, Staff and Cadets of 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron joined members of the Nazeing Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association and the Hertfordshire Airfield Memorial Group (HAMG) at the former Royal Air Station Hunsdon for the 70th Anniversary Service of Operation Jericho (the Amiens Prison Raid).
 

Staff and Cadets of 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron at the World War Two memorial at the former Royal Air Force Station, Hunsdon.

The order of Service was conducted by David Scott, Reader, St Albans Diocese. After a number of hymns and prayers, Mr Denis Sharp of the HAMG read-out the names of the fallen; Flight Lieutenant Richard Webb Simpson, Flight Lieutenant Alan Broadley DSO DFC DFM and Group Captain Percy Charles Pickard DSO DFC. After the reading of the Royal Air Force Dedication by Mr Roy Pearson of the Nazeing Branch of the RAFA, all present observed a two minutes silence, followed by wreath laying.

After the reading of the Kohima Epitaph and the Closing Prayer and Blessing there was a flypast by a Hurricane of the Hangar 11 collection.