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Thousands Mobilise to Honour the Great War Heroes from WW1

Article posted: Jun 24, 2014 by Sqn Ldr Utting

Thousands of people turned out to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of First World War at Kendrew Barracks (formally RAF Cottesmore).
The day featured a series of 1st WW displays from museums and collections. Games which were popular with children at the outbreak of the war, along with live performances from local bands, choirs and orchestras. 2248 (Rutland) Sqn High Sheriffs Cadet Sgt Jamie McDonald accompanied the High Sheriff to a moving performance of Rites of War, by the Gravity & Levity aerial ballet company This tells the story of two soldiers one from the First World War and one serving in Afghanistan.
Cadets from 2248 (Rutland) and 1279 (Melton) who were on car parking duty at Stapleford Steam Rally a few miles from Kendrew were transported throughout the day to look at these events. One such group managed to get themselves pictured with Ann Davies from BBC East Midlands, they are pictured with Ann and serving soldiers of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment currently based at Kendrew.

F/L Lawrence
2248 (Rutland) Sqn