26 Cadets and members of Staff from 2070 (Glenfield) squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets attended the annual Remembrance Sunday parade held in Glenfield along with other local youth groups. The parade began at the community centre where the cadets marched along Stamford Street down to the roundabout and into St Peter’s Church.
The church service was conducted by Canon John Sharp with appropriate readings from the Squadron Padre, Sue Bradley. The service then resumed outside the church war memorial where an act of remembrance for those who have fallen took place – this included the laying of the wreath by SGT Zishiri followed by a 2 minute silence. The act of remembrance was finalised by the sounding of the last post.
There was a good attendance throughout the youth organisations with a strong showing from all involved – there wasn’t an unused seat in the church, which is never a bad thing. The squadron banner was carried by CPL Holford with two escorts Cadet Day and Cadet Copley both doing it for the first time. The day finished with tea and biscuits at the community centre with some of the staff representing the Air Cadet Organisation at the Royal British Legion in Birstall later on. Officer Commanding, Flt Lt Mayoh-Smith commented that “It was nice to see a good turnout once again; it goes to show that as the years go by the support for Armistice Day is as strong as ever”.
By CI James Brewster
2070 Glenfield Sqn ATC