On 16th July 2005 there was a large parade and commemoration service held in the coastal village of  Perranporth in Cornwall to remember not only the ending of WWII but the men and women who died flying from Cornish Airfields or who were killed at a nearby Army Camp in bombing raids

Lawrence Holmes

Photo above shows the US Navy Colour Party who led the parade at Perranporth. A Canadian flying Officer on detachment at RNAS Culdrose, who also played the bagpipes, read out the poem 'High Flight'. Note the lady at bottom left in the hat is the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady May Holborow, who is also Joint President of No 10 Group ROCA. Many holiday makers attended this event which included a 'Best Spitfire Model' competition which was won by Truro ROCA member Bernie Porter !

Line of Standard Bearers on the Inner Green at Perranporth in very hot weather. Truro Branch Standard bearer Mike Scrimgeour is centre holding the 10 Group Standard. The band of HMS Seahawk led the parade and the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Lady Mary Holborow, took the salute.