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Royal British Legion figures are in!

Article posted: Jan 10, 2015 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

When Cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) were asked to help raise funds for Nottingham’s Royal British Legion selling poppy’s, there was an influx of volunteers willing to help.

On the 25th October, 209 saw Cadet Sergeant McDonald sell the first poppy to Col. Richmond the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire along with Cadet Corporal Burrows from 1208 Warsop Squadron at Nottingham Forest Football Club.

209 were then asked to return the following Saturday 1st November, this time in force with 1936 (Newton) and 1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadrons in Nottingham Town Centre. There they spent the day competing with the Army Cadet Force in who can raise the most amount of money and sell the most poppies!

Flt Lt Waring – £77.28
Sgt Brock – £77.62
CI Young – £66.20
Dodd and Hogg – £68.82
Byrne, Filz and Young – £149.08
Davies and Q. Walker – £133.75
Beveridge and Paine – £195.35
Geary and Newton – £208.73
Rogers and Hallam – £121.31
West, Watson and Walker – £125.31
Young and Charnley – £115.74

Totalling a magnificent £1,339.19

Yet again 209 were asked to return this time on 8th November at Nottingham Forest Football Club. Here they joined 1936 (Newton), 2418 (Sherwood), 1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) and 1359 (Beeston) Squadrons.

Rogers and Gardiner £130.60
Sanders and Green £130.80
Brown and Mitchell £72.50
Davies and Cox £104.87
Morley and Hudson £155.35
Ellis and Bowen £66.95
Hague, Filz and Q. Walker £80.27
Dickinson and Cannon £185.66
Payne and George £109.71
Bilous, Geary and/ Wright £126.56

Again a magnificent total of £1,163.27

This was after 209 spent an extremely wet morning fund raising for the West Bridgford branch of the Royal British Legion. Funds are to be announced.

Over the two events Cadets from South and East Midlands Wing raised a total of £2,502.46 for The Royal British Legion in Nottinghamshire. As a reward 17 Cadets and Staff had the opportunity to watch Nottingham Forest vs. Norwich City afterwards.