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Syston Squadron Remembers the Fallen

Article posted: Nov 17, 2010 by sl6

Cadets from 1181 (Syston) Sqn joined representatives from the Royal British Legion, war veterans and the Scout movement on a parade through the centre of Syston for Remembrance Sunday.

There were 26 cadets on parade, including Cadets Snart and Beard who were chosen to take the salute from the parade as it marched past the Royal British Legion. The service in front of the war memorial was ably carried out by the Squadron Padre, Reverend Canon David White who also took the service in St Peter and St Paul Church.

Later that evening a select number of cadets represented the Squadron at a service in St Mary’s church in Barkby. The cadets laid poppies at the altar followed by a salute led by Officer in Charge, Pilot Officer Kenyon RAFVR.

“The cadets turned out in good numbers, with a high standard of uniform and marched superbly through Syston. Many of the cadets are new and this was their first parade and they did not let the Squadron down. I am really proud of the way they performed and look forward to the next parade. I would also like to pay special thanks to Sgt (ATC) Lee Ison of 29F Rugby Squadron who took the time on his night off to help the cadets practice for the parade”, commented Plt Off Kenyon.

By Plt Off Andy Kenyon – OiC 1181 (Syston) Sqn