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Newton Remembers Their Roots

Article posted: Feb 19, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Pass

On the 3rd of February, 1936 (Newton) Squadron took part in the church service in Aslockton, Nottingham. The church service was to remember and celebrate the day that the royal warrant was issued by King George VI, who also agreed to be the Air Training Corps’ first Air Commodore-in-Chief.

All the cadets arrived at 10:30am at the Cramer Arms Pub in Aslockton. After all the cadets had arrived, everyone was formed up, ready for the march down to the church. The Squadron had also brought their banner party which consisted of: FS Tom Dodge as Banner Bearer and Sgt James McHarg and Sgt Joseph Evett as Escorts.

As the church service progressed, 3 of Newton’s cadets read out different bible readings: Cpl Evangelina Ellison, Cpl Connor Levers and Cdt Chris Walker. Once the readings were over, a few more hymns were sung, Squadron Banner was collected and finally National Anthem was sung.

The Squadron was then formed up and marched back to Cramer Arms Pub. While en-route back, Sgt Johnston took the salute as they marched past 1936’s CO: Fg Off Helen Day.

Over all, the day was a great success and every cadet turned up with the highest standard of dress. A big congratulations from myself, you’ve done your Squadron proud. Thank you for giving up some of your own time, it hasn’t and won’t go unnoticed.

By Cpl Connor Levers
Media Team Leader
1936 (Newton) Squadron