Hundreds of people attended the funeral of W Bro Ken Wilkinson, a Battle of Britain pilot and member of both Worcestershire and Warwickshire Provinces
The service was held in St Alphege Church in his home town of Solihull on 8th September 2017, with dozens lining the streets outside to pay their respects. W Bro Wilkinson’s coffin was carried into the church draped in the British flag, whilst a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire cascaded through the sky above.
W Bro Wilkinson was one of the last remaining Battle of Britain pilots and was described as “a true gentleman” by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.
W Bro Wilkinson died on 31st July 2017 at the age of 99.
A popular event in the District Grand Lodge of Cyprus calendar is the annual Grand Charity Military Band Concert. This year it was given by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. The day was organised by Agapinor Lodge No. 8905 EC and Dionysos Lodge No. 9716 EC, and held in front of the Byzantine castle at Paphos Harbour. Around 1,150 people attended and the district welcomed figures from the Western Sovereign Base Area. This is the region’s biggest annual charity event and €10,000 was raised, with €5,000 apiece donated to the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society and The Alzheimer’s Association of Paphos.