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Swimming gala, ATC parade and VE Day march, Hoylake

Wartime scenes on the Wirral as Hoylake Air Training Corps plays its part.

Amateur film 1942 8 mins Silent

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Hoylake on the Wirral and the Air Training Corps are the focus of this reel from filmmaker John Burdekin, himself a former flyer with the Royal Flying Corps. Here we see some local wartime activities, including Hoylake ATC cadets enjoying a swimming gala at Calday Grange Grammar School's open-air pool and practising their drill, and Hoylake marking VE Day with a victory parade through the town.