On Sunday 31st July 1070 (Diss) Squadron received the Norfolk and Suffolk Wing’s 75th Anniversary time capsule from 1331 (Stowmarket) Squadron. The cadets of 1070 (Diss) Sqn wanted to give the capsule a meaningful time with the sqn and decided to take it to places in the local area that are captured in the squadrons history via it’s crest.
The background of blue and white represents the Waveney River that runs through the town. This was therefore the first location the cadets walked the time capsule to.
The Beacon in the centre represents the Splasher Six Beacon site that was located in the town during the war. The beacons were fixed in single decked busses and huts in a field at Frenze Hall, opposite the current Business Centre. The field that is believed to be the location of the site was the second stop on their route.
The third location was the 100th Bomb group in Thorpe Abbott. This represented the American stations in the area, depicted by the Eagle.
The cadets enjoyed the walk, just over 10 km, that they had embarked on to reflect the squadron’s crest and the significant places that are linked to the town’s war time history.
The final location was where 1070 (Diss) sqn handed the capsule over to 1379 (Leiston) Sqn at their HQ. The handover was carried out by Sgt Preece on his last official duty as a cadet before starting his Initial Officer Training for the RAF.