D-Day Anniversary

Published 13 June 2024

Twelve cadets from St Bartholomew’s School CCF visited Greenham Common Control Tower to join the Newbury community in commemorating the 80th D-Day Anniversary.

We were invited to be a part of the day by the Greenham Control Tower Trust. We completed a few small jobs for the trust during the event.

We were delighted to meet many people, including veterans, who had many stories to tell. The tower’s exhibition on the history of Greenham Common as an airbase was very interesting.

Some of us also really enjoyed the tower’s café and the fish and chips on sale. Our cadets paraded with the serving British soldiers from Dennison Barracks and the US Air Force service personnel during the service.

Our cadets did an excellent job of representing the cadet movement at this event and were a great credit to the school.

Maj Edwards