Over 250 young people marched through the streets of Ashfield on Sunday 3 August in memory of those who have lost their lives while on active service. The Ashfield Memorial Church Parade is an annual event for Air Force Cadets in NSW and the ACT.
First held in 1956, the parade centres on a memorial in the grounds of St John’s Anglican Church Ashfield. The memorial was erected in 1946 to commemorate the life of Flight Sergeant Douglas Whitehurst, a cadet in the wartime Air Training Corps (the precursor to the Australian Air Force Cadets) who lost his life during World War II.
The morning featured a march through the streets of Ashfield followed by the mounting of a guard of honour around the memorial. A church service was held after the march. The Australian Air Force Cadets National Banner was paraded on the day.