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858 Remember the Fallen

Article posted: Nov 16, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Utting

858 (Rushden) Squadron were on parade this weekend to pay their respects and remember those who gave their tomorrow for our today.

All of the cadets from 858 were on parade on Sunday to mark the Centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

The parade was lead off from Robinson Road in Rushden by 858 Squadron’s band. Cadet Flight Sergeant James Harmer also had the honour of carrying the Rushden Branch Royal Air Force Association banner on parade.

The parade completed march past of the Town Memorial and then stopped in front of the Memorial to conduct the Remembrance service.

The parade was a great success and watched by many of the local people from the town. RAF Regiment Corporal John Stanley commented on the cadets and said “They all looked incredibly smart and marched with pride. They set a great example for the ATC”. Comments like this do not come lightly as Corporal Stanley has been a member of the elite Queen’s Colour Squadron.

Flying Officer Colin Harmer also added, “I was very proud of the cadets who were on parade today. Both the band and the parading cadets did a sterling job of representing the Squadron and the town.”

Rushden Squadron recruit teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 if you are interested feel free to attend the squadron during a parade evening on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7.00p.m till 9.30p.m at the Drill hall on Victoria Road in Rushden. For more information please call (01933) 411383 (Mon & Wed Evenings) or email
In addition we are also seeking Adult Volunteers, aged 20 and above, no previous cadet or military experience required, to assist in providing opportunities to cadets in Rushden. For details please contact Flying Officer Colin Harmer 07803288143.

858 Squadron lead by Flying Officer Colin Harmer

Cadet Flight Sergeant James Harmer marching off with the RAFA Banner