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Leicester Air Cadets mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.

Article posted: Aug 04, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Leicester Air Cadets marked the centenary of the beginning of the First World War by attending a Memorial Service at Leicester Cathedral. The service held on Sunday focused on the shift in the mind-set when it dawned on people that this was to be much more than a short regional struggle and the First World War had begun.

Cadets and staff from 2502 (Hamilton), 1F (Leicester) and 1181 (Syston) squadrons attended the service.

The service was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire and other dignitaries. The service consisted of poems, hymns and music that were written during or shortly after the First World War. The Golden Book, a record of the fallen of the city was laid in front of the altar and a bouquet of rosemary for remembrance place on it.

At the end of the service there were refreshment held in the newly regenerated cathedral gardens.