On Saturday 21st June, a small but mighty contingent from 1461 Wigston and District Air Training Corps, paraded through the centre of Leicester’s High Street in honour and pride of supporting ‘Armed Forces Day’.
After gathering at around 10am, the parade made its way into Leicester Cathedral for a short church service which was incredibly uplifting and thought provoking. After the service was over the cadets were split into two separate flights along with the other squadrons with were present, and waited for the parade to start moving.
Flight Sergeant Henson from 1461 Squadron was giving the prestigious role of carrying the South and East Midlands Wing banner for the duration of the parade with a banner team consisting of Cadet Warrant Officer Woodford, 1461 and other cadets from other squadrons which were there.
When the parade started to move spectators applauded all which marched by them, and shoppers left the stores they were in to watch the parade pass by it was a very uplifting moment. After the parade we bumped into Cadet Bozon, he was not involved with the Air Cadets on the parade but was in fact a member of the marching band.
Corporal Vardy said ‘Armed Forces Day is an important day for your diary as it is the day which we acknowledge all of the forces and personnel both past and present to show are respect, it is something that makes me very proud to wear the Air Training Corps uniform.’
1461 Media Team