Long Eaton Air Cadets Celebrate their Foundation
Cadets and Staff from 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron, Air Training Corps, attended a service in St Lawrence’s Church to mark the Anniversary of the Corps Foundation.
Twenty five cadets and supporting staff, including Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenent Jack Stepanian, were welcomed to the morning service by the Church congregation and Bishop Roger Jupp who led the service.
During the service, Bishop Jupp made reference to the Cadets of the town and their well deserved standing in the local community. The Bishop prayed for the continuance of their community spirit. A prayer was also said in memory of Police Constable Fiona Bone, tragically gunned down in Manchester last year. Fiona was a cadet at the Long Eaton Squadron.
Thanking the Bishop and the Church Jack added; “as a part of the community we were proud to share our anniversary celebration with the congregation and to have the Church’s blessing for the work the cadets do”
The Air Training Corps was formed by Royal Charter on the 5th February 1941 and this is celebrated throughout the country on the Sunday nearest that date.