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Cadets Travel Back in Time

Article posted: Nov 01, 2012 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Over the weekend the cadets from 858 (Rushden) Squadron ATC travelled back in time to help raise money for the poppy appeal at the 1940’s weekend at the Rushden train station.

858 Squadron were invited by the Rushden Branch of the Royal British Legion to help raise money for the poppy appeal at the Rushden train station.

The cadets were treated to a blast from the past with actors dressed in the normal 1940’s attire and even having World War 2 officers from the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force and representatives from the United States armed forces roaming the platform at the train station and even Winston Churchill wasn’t too busy to pop by!

Amongst all the activity over the weekend, the cadets were also involved in a short act of remembrance on the Sunday.

Over the weekend 858 Squadron raised £575.55 for the poppy appeal. This is a great start to the appeal and the cadets look to add to that total over the coming weekends before Remembrance Day.

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 858sqn@semids.org.uk
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.