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Kettering Air Cadets join forces to remember

Article posted: Nov 14, 2012 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Young people from Kettering Air Cadets joined with others this weekend to pay their respects to those who died while serving their country.

Cadets spent Remembrance Sunday morning (11th) laying poppies on the war graves at Kettering Cemetery in a private ceremony attended by the Squadron Padre and some parents.

In the afternoon nearly 70 Kettering Air Cadets joined forces with the Army, Sea and St John’s Ambulance cadets to parade through the town centre and attended a fitting church service held to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.

Cadet Warrant Officer Chris Perkins, one of Lord Lieutenant Lady Juliet Townsend’s Cadets, played a special part in proceedings and laid the official wreath and carried the Standard flag during the church service.

As part of the Poppy Appeal more than 60 cadets spent two Saturday’s in the run up to Remembrance Sunday hitting the streets of Kettering and worked with the Royal British Legion to sell poppies and raise awareness of the charities work.

Squadron commanding officer, Flight Lieutenant Guy Slack, said: “The cadets take Remembrance Sunday very seriously and want to be able to pay their respects for fallen servicemen and women. I am pleased to be able to get involved in the Kettering parade and also to be able to hold our own more private service.”

Kettering Air Cadets is currently recruiting for new members aged between 13 and 17. To find out more please visit: www.ketteringaircadets.org or telephone 01536 481 999. The Squadron meets every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7pm.