Cadets from 858 (Rushden) Squadron ATC have spent their weekend remembering the fallen soldiers over the two World Wars and current conflicts.
858 Squadron spent the Saturday before Remembrance collecting for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal. The cadets turned out in force to help raise money for the appeal which was more than welcome to the local organiser Barbara Clark.
The cadets joined forces with the Royal British Legion’s Parade Commander Major Jake Baker and his friend Captain Ofori in the local supermarket.
On Sunday 11th November, the whole Squadron gathered on Robinson Road in Rushden to prepare to march past the Memorial.
Over 40 cadets were on parade and paid their respects to the fallen with a two minute silence on the sounding of the church bells at 11:00 a.m. The Squadron wreath was laid by Cadet Corporal Reece Poole. The mayors of Rushden, Councillor Marian Holloman and Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council, Councillor Clive Woods were accompanied by their cadet representatives Corporal Kurtis Middleton and Corporal Shevaun Hurst respectively, throughout the service.
The Squadron band was also on parade and led the march back after the morning service in front of the War Memorial.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 William Kellock 07714952452.