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Remembrance Day Flying – Problem Solved - a Real Team Effort

Article posted: Nov 30, 2012 by Wing Media & Comm Officer

Remembrance Day Flying – Problem Solved – a Real Team Effort

504 Squadron Cadets Kelsey Thompson, Shannon Richardson, & Lauren Froggatt at 7 AEF, RAF Cranwell

504 (West Nottingham) Squadron and 1360 (Stapleford & Sandiacre) Squadron were faced with the difficult task of filling 24 Cadet flying places on Remembrance Sunday, as well as providing a strong Squadron contingent at their respective local community parades. Thanks to the support of 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron and 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron, all 24 places were filled, along with providing three escorting staff members.

This was a real team effort, all four Squadrons supporting each other and ensuring that the valuable flying places were not missed, whilst still being able to provide a sizable presence at Remembrance Day commemorations.

Officer Commanding 504 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Jodi Hudson, said: “flying places are incredibly valuable and should not be missed, equally, Remembrance Sunday is extremely important and it is vital that we are able to support the Royal British Legion at our local Remembrance Day events. Thanks to a combined effort of local Units, we have been able to do both, resulting in a strong presence at local community parades, as well as exciting flying opportunities for our Cadets being enjoyed. Both 504 Squadron and 1360 Squadron are grateful to 2195 Squadron and 2418 Squadron for their support.”