On Sunday 9th November 30 Cadets and Staff from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets joined with many other men, women, children, members of the Royal British Legion and War Veterans in the local town of West Bridgford to pay their respects to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts around the world and take part in the Remembrance Sunday Parade, which is viewed as one of the most important Parades within the Squadrons Annual Calendar.
Cadet Sergeant Boughan paraded the Union Flag, Cadet Corporal Charnley the Royal British Legion Standard and Cadet Sergeant McDonald paraded the 209 Squadron Standard at both the church service and War Memorial.
The church service was held at St Giles where Cadets lined the pathway as the sun cleared away the misty morning for those entering the church. Here Cadet Butcher age 14, laid the poppy wreath on behalf of 209 West Bridgford Royal Air Force Air Cadets.
The Cadets then marched to the West Bridgford Memorial where poppy wreaths were laid by dignitaries and representatives from local youth organisations, this time Sergeant (ATC) Brock laid the wreath on behalf of 209 West Bridgford Royal Air Force Air Cadets. Here the two minutes silence was observed and the last post was played.
Flight Sergeant (ATC) Shane Grice was extremely pleased with the outcome of the parade “After the parade I had many Veterans and members of the public express their gratitude that the local teenagers are getting involved in the Air Cadets and many commented on their smart turn out. I have tried to increase the profile of this local parade and this year it has proved worth while having the largest contingent on parade of 30 Cadets and Staff making the parade possible.”