Myself and 5 other cadets from 2418(Sherwood)Squadron joined another 25 cadets from South & East Midlands Wing, Air Training Corps to attend the very popular Armed Forces Parade on the 29th June 2013 in Nottingham City Centre.
I know I can speak for every cadet in saying how honoured we all felt and proud to be on parade and marching along side the other Cadet Forces and the Armed Forces themselves with tens of thousands of people watching us.
I have never felt so important and it was in that moment that I realised that there is nothing else I want to do as a future career than serve in the Armed Forces.
I can never thank the cadet force enough for showing me this and making me realise it.
I enjoyed every single minute of the day and feel very special to have been apart of that day.
The fly pasts, the respect of the citizens and the general atmosphere of the day will be something I will always remember.
Cpl Saffron Green.