Carlton’s local Air Training Corps 138 Squadron (1st Nottingham) stand shoulder to shoulder with regular and cadet forces to pay their respects to all who made sacrifices during two world wars.
138 squadron Air Training Corps stood sure and steadfast on a cold autumn morning with members of her majesty’s armed forces along with dignitaries from Nottinghamshire: including the Lord –Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Pearce and Lord Mayor of Nottingham Councillor Merlita Bryan. The morning started with a parade to the magnificent Victoria Embankment war memorial by the River Trent led by inspiring music from the Nottinghamshire Band of The Royal Signals. A service of remembrance was then preformed to all the hundreds of people amassed led by the Bishop of Southwell, the RT Revered Paul Butler. On the eleven hour everyone fell silent to the eerie sound of the Last post for the two minutes silence, to be stirred back with the reveille.
Dignitaries were then invited to pay their respects by laying wreaths at the foot of the memorial to the music from the very adapt Elgar and Nimrod performed perfectly by the Nottinghamshire Band of The Royal Signals. The event was completed by a march past dignitaries.
On reflection on the morning’s events Flight Lieutenant RAF (VRT) Fredrick Harrison thoughts on today’s parade is quoted as;
“‘I am proud and humbled at the tenacity and enthusiasm of the cadets from 138; they paraded on this morning despite the cold paid their respects, well done”
CI Brian Layton
138 Sqn MCO