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504 (West Nottingham) Squadron Honour the Fallen

Article posted: Nov 30, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

504 (West Nottingham) Squadron Honour the Fallen

Cadets and Staff from 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron joined members of the Royal British Legion, along with other voluntary and youth organisations, at a Remembrance Day Parade and Church Service in Wollaton, Nottingham. Like many other Air Cadet Units across the United Kingdom, 504 Squadron was proud to be a part of their local Remembrance Sunday commemorations and paid its respects to all who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom in the service of the Crown.

The Parade began with a march from the Royal British Legion Club in Wollaton to St Leonard’s Church, under the direction of Sergeant (ATC) Mark Blacknell, who acted as the Parade Marshall. The 504 Squadron contingent was formed up by Cadet Flight Sergeant Jack Coult, with the honour of carrying the Squadron Banner at the Parade being given to Cadet Sergeant Kane Dunker.

The congregation in the Church numbered over 350, the service included the last post, two-minute silence and the laying of wreaths. The new Squadron Commander at 504, Flight Lieutenant Jodi Hudson, laid a wreath on behalf of 504 Squadron and the Air Training Corps. Cadets from 504 Squadron assisted with the collection, which was donated to the Royal British Legion.

Returning from St Leonard’s Church to the Royal British Legion Club, the Parade marched past Dr Peter Barrett CBE, Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, as well as senior members of the Wollaton Branch of the Royal British Legion.

Following the Parade, the Royal British Legion expressed their gratitude to the Cadets and staff of 504 Squadron. The President of the Royal British Legion Wollaton Branch, Mr Graham Sneath, said: “We are very proud of our affiliation with 504 Squadron, who have once again supported us this year with the Poppy Appeal and our parade today. The Cadets are a credit to their Unit and the Air Training Corps, we are pleased 504 Squadron are part of our Parade and look forward to working with the Unit in the coming year”.