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Corby Air Cadets Honour Local Victoria Cross Hero

Article posted: Apr 26, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Mayoh-Smith

The cadets of 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets took part in a parade on Saturday 6th April to honour Corby soldier Lance Corporal James Ashworth who was killed as he stormed an insurgent position in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand in June 2012, and in recognition of this was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

The cadets formed up at The Corby Cube with other uniformed organisations, including the Territorial Army, the Army Cadet Force, the Scouts and Girl Guides who were all joined by over 200 members of the public and Lance Corporal Ashworth’s family.
During the parade the Last Post and National Anthem were played whilst the Standards were dipped and members of the public laid flowers outside The Corby Cube building.

Andy Sawford MP, the Mayor of Corby and members of the public commented on how it was nice to see the cadets turning out to honour one of the town’s local heroes and that they all looked very smart on parade.