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2502 put’s the Bunting out

Article posted: Sep 13, 2012 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Over the Jubilee weekend both Cadets and Staff from 2502 (Hamilton) squadron were invited to help and join in the fun at Twyford’s Jubilee Celebrations.

Over the three days there were several events that staff and cadets took part in. The celebrations were due to start with a street party at 12pm but due to the typically British weather it took on the form of a Marquee party. Cadets helped with the setting up of the party and then had an opportunity to join in the fun, taking part in the games and enjoying the face painting on offer.

Unfortunately, Sunday dawned to grey sky and heavy rain. With a bit of quick thinking and the inevitable cadets urge to adapt and over come, a Plan B evolved. The morning started with a service in the Marquee the congregation included Deputy Lord Lieutenant Sir David Samworth CBE DL , members of the local community, Combined Cadet Force cadets from Ratcliffe College, students from Welbeck Sixth Form College, members of the British Legion, and the Royal Air Force Association.

After the service the rain eased and the earlier postponed parade went ahead. With the Melton Toy Soldiers band and banners leading the parade through the village. The salute was taken by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Sir David Samworth CBE DL followed by a short memorial service held at the Twyford war memorial. To honour the members of the local community who have been killed in service during the Queen’s reign.

Just as the parade finished the heavens opened again which lead to the cancelling of the remaining events for the day. So all that was left to do was retreat to the Marquee for a cup of tea and a piece of cake