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Corby Air Cadets Parade to mark 76th Anniversary of the ATC

Article posted: Feb 06, 2017 by Sqn Ldr Richards

On Sunday 5th February 2017, cadets and staff from 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets paraded to mark the 76th Anniversary of the Air Training Corps.

Joined by the local RAFA Branch, the cadets marched; with heads held high, down Oakley Road towards St. John’s Church in Corby Old Village.

The parade arrived at the Church, paying their respects as they passed the Cenotaph, and fell out to attend the service kindly hosted by the Squadron Padre, the Reverend Paul Frost.


422 Squadron marches down Oakley Road to St. John’s Church.

To start the service, the cadets had a quick pop quiz to test their knowledge of the Air Training Corps and then listened intently as the Padre spoke about service and serving others.

Following the service, the cadets, staff and parents made their way to the Church Hall for tea and cake, very kindly put on by the Squadron Civilian Committee.


Cadet Emilia Dennis enjoying refreshments with her family after the parade.

The Squadron would like to thank PC Jason Hill and his team for also attending the parade that afternoon to close the roads and make sure the parade was safe.

If you’re aged between 12 (School Year 8) and 16 and are interested in becoming a Royal Air Force Air Cadet, 422 (Corby) Squadron are holding an Open Day on Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 10am to 2pm at their Squadron Headquarters on St. Mark’s Road.

For more information about 422 (Corby) Squadron, you can call the Squadron on 01536 601615 or visit their website at www.422corbyatc.co.uk/how-to-join.aspx.