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1461 Cadets Remember the Few

Article posted: Oct 08, 2012 by Flt Lt Rayson-Flynn

Cadets from 1461 Squadron joined cadets from other squadrons within Leicestershire on Sunday the 16th of September to pay their respects to those who fought during the Battle of Britain.

The cadets were joined by other respective members of organisations, such as the RAFA and members of the British Legion. The cadets were also among distinguished guests such as: HM Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire Jennifer Lady Gretton, the Lord Mayor of the City of Leicester, the Chairman of the County Council, the High Sheriff of Leicestershire and the Deputy Chief Constable of Leicestershire.

The Parade assembled in Victoria Park Car Park and the cadets marched to the War Memorial to the music of 1F’s Band. At the Memorial CWO Vardy and other Guests laid down Poppy Wreathes and paid their respects, followed by the sound of the Last Post where a minutes silence was held. The Parade then marched to the St James the Greater Church where a service was held in their memory, where Cdt Cpl Sur was selected to do a reading based on the history of the Battle of Britain. After the church service the parade marched past HM Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire Jennifer Lady Gretton who took the salute.

The members of the RAFA thanked those who participated and asked that the cadets and parade members keep the memory alive for future generations to come.

Cadet Sgt E Woodford
Squadron MCO