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Derby's Rifle Team Perform at the Nationl Arboretum

Article posted: Oct 17, 2013 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

126 (City of Derby) Squadron’s Rifle Drill Display Team performed at the Ride To The Wall event at the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 5th October.

Ride To The Wall is a memorial service to the military personnel who died during
The World Wars. It brings together both the motor biking community and the Armed Forces family, remembering the fallen servicemen and participating in an annual ride to the National Memorial Arboretum.

A team of 17 cadets travelled to the Arboretum to execute one of their prestigious routines in front of a crowd of 17,000 people. The cadets were asked to perform at the event as a result of their impeccable reputation and hard work from the cadets and staff involved.

Burton Navy, Air and Army cadets lined the promenade whilst 126 marched towards their performance area; it was quite the most gloriously and dramatic scene. The cadets were joined by the Military Wives who also were performing at the occasion.

Sergeant Elodie Marsh, choreographer of the Rifle Drill Display Team said, “I am really proud of the cadets, I feel they went over and above any other performance to date and we are really looking forward to another performance at the Birmingham Military Tattoo in December.”