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From Flanders Fields to Meadow Lane

Article posted: Nov 14, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Pass

On the afternoon of 26th October 2013, air cadets from 1936 (Newton) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC), brought the essence of Remembrance to Notts County Football Club. They took part in selling Poppies on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

The Poppy is a poignant and relatable symbol of the First World War, in particular the cost of human lives at Flanders Fields. It has been adopted by the Royal British Legion to allow people to show their respect for members of the Armed Forces who have been killed or injured whilst serving their country.

Cadets from 1936 (Newton) Squadron carried out their duties with dignity and engaged with fans from Notts County to help raise money for the Poppy Appeal.

Civillian Instructor Andrew Redwood of 1936 (Newton) Sqn ATC said, “It has been an enormous privilege to attend such an historic location such as Meadow Lane to sell Poppies to the fans. The day has been good natured and I know the cadets have enjoyed the event and the hospitality provided by the Club.”

CI Christopher Dover
Squadron MCO
1936 (Newton) Squadron