Cadets from all three Cadet Forces joined with Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council, members of the Armed Forces and Royal British Legion to mark the beginning of the week that will culminate in a weekend of commemoration in Wollaton park with a raising of the Armed Forces Day Flag.
The Air Cadets from the Nottingham Squadrons shared centre stage at this event with the Sea Cadet Corps, including Royal Marine Cadets, and the Army Cadet Force all under the direction of Flight Lieutenant Jodi Hudson RAF VR(T), the Parade Commander.
The honour of presenting the Armed Forces Day flag to the assembled dignitaries went to Cadet Warrant Officer Damien Simpson of 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron who was escorted by Leading Cadet Roxy Phillips of the Long Eaton Sea cadets and Sergeant Alex Manners from the Wigman Road Detachment of the Army Cadet Force.
Although rain forced the civic party inside County hall for their speeches, it did not mar the pomp of the ceremony so well orchestrated by Flight Lieutenant Jodi Hudson.
Air Cadets represented 209 (West Bridgford), 1359 (Beeston), 1936 (Newton), 2195 (Long Eaton), 2418 (Sherwood) and 2425 (Nottingham Airport) Squadrons.