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Marching in Pride

  • Cpl Mike Taylor
  • Interview by: Jess Boydon


I think one of the best feelings, or certainly proudest,

was one of the first times we did actually march

in London Pride in uniform, in full number one uniform

as RAF and the support that came

from the crowd was unbelievable.

We were all really nervous of it,

we didn't quite know what to expect.

But the applause,

the roars of cheers and stuff

that came out the crowd was fantastic

and it was such an uplifting...

It's that old thing of people saying

you could literally feel yourself standing taller.

All of us who'd done it said, literally,

we could feel our spines just growing

and just standing taller from it

and realizing that actually, you know what,

this is not a big deal anymore.

There is not a reason to hide or anything like that.

That support that came off the public was fantastic,

and I'd say certainly one of the best feelings

that I've ever had.

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