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Nottingham Air Cadets Show Support in Numbers

Article posted: Jun 27, 2011 by Sqn Ldr Pass

In sweltering heat, 45 Air Cadets from around Nottingham formed the largest contingent at the Royal British Legion’s Drum Head Service held in the Nottingham Market Square to mark Armed Forces Weekend.

The Drum Head Service was part of the Armed Forces Weekend and the cadets, from Air Training Corps Squadrons across the City and surrounding Towns, although bringing up the rear of the Parade from Nottingham Castle to the Market Square, showed how smart, disciplined and proud youngsters can be.

Apart from attending the Parade and service, the cadets and staff also provided a static display at Nottingham Castle along with displays from all the armed forces and various service charities. With two marquees, a glider and simulator the Air Cadets provided plenty for the many visitors to see, do and enquire about.

Although all the arrangements were at short notice, Flight Lieutenant Phil Bannister and his team put on a magnificent display over the weekend.

Cadets represented all the City of Nottingham Squadrons as well as those from Long Eaton, Ilkeston, Stapleford, Newton, Tollerton and Beeston.

By Flt Lt A Munns
S&E Mids Wing MCO