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Long Eaton Air Cadets at the Battle of Britain Parade

Article posted: Sep 16, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

Marching. Remembering. Supporting.

To commemorate the Battle of Britain’s 75th anniversary, five cadets from 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron Air Training Corps took part in the Battle of Britain Parade. They met outside of St. Mary’s church in Nottingham at 1000 hours, with their best uniform and ready to march. There were approximately 150 cadets in attendance at the parade, all from around the Nottingham area.

The celebration began with a commemorative service inside of St. Mary’s church at 1045 hours, lasting an hour. Then it was time to form up in the street outside ready for the parade. The banner party was parading at the front with Cadet Sergeant James Bland representing 2195. The parade then went towards market square, where they underwent a quick inspection outside of the Council House by the Sheriff of Nottingham.

As the parade was dismissed, a round of applause from the many spectators around the market square broke out, clearly supporting the many cadets on the day having done something so honourable.
Sergeant Bland said: “It was my first time at the Battle of Britain parade, especially doing banner for the first time in front of many dignitaries and I would do it again any day”

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Written by Cadet L Scott
2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron