On the 29th of June cadets of 1461 Wigston squadron went out to help at a local community event held at Braunstone Park. With the opening of their onsite War museum and revealing of two brand new War sculptures, the day offered the cadets a chance to get involved with not only the event and Park staff but with the Public too. As well as car parking and helping direct the public, cadets also helped promote the ATC by bringing along the squadrons PR stand with photos of what the squadron has been up to over the past year and talking to the public about what Air Cadets really is and what it can offer you. The day also gave 1461’s drill team a chance to display the Wing Field Day drill sequence, alongside with the squadron’s banner.
Not only did cadets get involved with the public but learnt even more about the history of the park and the part it played in World War 2, as the opening of museum wasn’t the first time 1461 have embraced their local history at Braunstone Park. Having attended an event late last year it was great for cadets to be back again. “I think it’s important to learn more about the history that is right on our doorstep, I find events like this great!” said Cpl Vardy. Over all it was a great day for the cadets and they look forward to helping out at future events.