Carlton’s local Air Training Corps 138 Squadron (1st Nottingham) had the privilege to attend the Mayor of Gedling’s Festival of Remembrance at Carlton Forum on Saturday Night.
Cadets from both local Air Training Corps and Army Cadet Forces were joined with Carlton Male Voice Choir, Newstead Brass Band and local MP Vernon Coaker and the Madam Mayor of Gedling Councillor Sandra Barnes amongst other dignitaries. The night was full of entertainment provided by the choir and brass band blasting out songs and tunes most of the evening.
The night’s entertainment reflected around the Royal British Legions poppy day services and the Mayors charities.
Everybody attending fell silent for two minutes, during which poppies fell from the ceiling to remember all those who gave their yesterdays for our today.
The festival finished on Sunday with a parade on Mapperley Plains to the local Cenotaph to lay wreaths. The parade was lead by a marching band from the Scouts Association followed by dignitaries and finally bringing up the rear: 138 Squadron Air Training Corps, proudly being led by Officer Commanding Flight Lieutenant RAF (VRT) Fredrick Harrison.
Flight Lieutenant RAF (VRT) Fredrick Harrison thought on today’s parade is quoted as
“‘I am amazed at the tenacity and enthusiasm of the cadets from 138 ,they paraded on remembrance Sunday, again at the Festival of Remembrance last night and here they are again today on another Remembrance duty, well done”
Cadet Flight Sergeant Aaron Rawson had the honour to parade with standard bearers from Royal British legion. On asked how Aaron thought the day went Aaron replied
“The Parade went very well and was extremely great to see an excellent standard of drill from both junior and more experienced cadets. Well done too all”.
CI Brian Layton