Loughborough Cadets help out at the annual reunion of the Old El Firdanians. Members of the Old El Firdanians served in the Suez canal zone in particular RAF El Firdan at various times with the most notable being around and during the time of the Suez crisis.
The cadets held a guard of honour for the groups’ guest of honour Air Commodore Nigel Beet, a great supporter and friend to the group. Campaign medals ere handed to 2 members this year and a short remembrance service was held to remember members who have passed away and for those who never returned home from the Canal Zone.
Flt Lt Garraway escorted the cadets to this years event and commented ‘I feel that it is so important for our cadets to realise the sacrifices and hardship that our armed forces had to endure and indeed still endure when on active duty overseas. These veterans are always willing to share their experiences and deserve our utmost respect’.
Photographed are: Sergeant Wilcock, Cadet Goddard, Corporal Wilcock and Corporal Kirk.
The cadets parade at the Loughborough TA Centre from 7pm on Monday and Thursday nights. Feel free to browse our website at www.2229.org.uk.