Photos of the Allied Air Forces Monument Service held on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday 27th June 2004. This service is an annual event to honour the 107,000 members of the Royal Air Force, 84,000 members of the USAAF, 42,200 members of the Soviet Air Force and many other airmen and women who gave their lives for freedom. The ROCA wreath was laid by Hon Vice Chairman Joyce Shrubbs. Also present was Hon Vice President Hilary Daniel and National Archivist Edwina Holden as well as many members of 10 Group ROCA.
A group photograph showing members of 10 Group ROCA with visiting ROCA Officers. Second from left is Tony Child Chairman of 10 Group ROCA, fourth from left is Joyce Shrubbs, sixth from left is Hilary Daniel and on far right is Edwina Holden.
Shows Standard Bearer Paul Hingston from the Plymouth Branch ROCA with the other Standards as they swing round to take their place before the Monument. Plymouth Sound and Drake's Island are in the background.
Hon Vice President Joyce Shrubbs walking by the Monument and returning to her seat after laying the ROCA wreath. Note the ATC Cadets helped considerably in the handing of the wreaths to many national dignitaries laying them.
Sent in by Lawrence Holmes 10 Group [11jul04]