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Monday, 9 November 2015

84 Squadron: Proud to Remember

On Sunday 8th November, the Cadets and Staff of 84 (Coventry Airport) took part in parades in both Leamington Spa and Baginton Village to celebrate and commemorate national Remembrance Sunday. 
Mid-morning in Leamington Spa town centre, twenty cadets stepped off from Regent Street as part of a large parade made up of veterans, other cadet forces, cubs, scouts and police cadets. After marching down The Parade they were formed up at the cenotaph for a short service including the Act of Remembrance and two minutes silence to remember all those who have fallen in the call of duty for their country in the many conflicts and wars throughout history. 
Cadet Sergeant Phoebe Jenner proudly carried the Squadron Standard, her first ever outing in this role and she really did a fantastic job. Cadet Jamal Fazaldin also had an important role in presenting the Air Cadet wreath at the cenotaph on behalf of the squadron.
The streets were crowded with several thousands of people who had all turned out to watch and take part in the parade. Following the formal part of the ceremony there was a lasting round of applause as all the contingents marched off past the dignitaries at the Town Hall and back up The Parade. Afterwards, several members of the public praised the high standards of the cadets and commented on their appearance and marching.
At Baginton, Warrant Officer Parker led a small contingent at the local village parade. The cadets were a combination of the new recruits who have only been with the unit for approx 6 weeks and some more senior, more established members. Cadet James McGeever gave a reading as part of the service inside Baginton Parish Church and once the cadets and congregation and cadets moved outside for the Act of Remembrance, Cadet William Walton presented the Poppy Wreath.
All in all a fabulous day with many cadets proudly representing 84 Squadron and the whole Corps. Check out the Squadron Facebook page for more photos from the weekend.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Remembrance Sunday: 08 November 2015

This year the Squadron will be parading at two different locations and cadets have been allocated. If you missed the details on Wed, please email Flying Officer Chapman for further info.

Baginton Parade: (Recruit Training Flight plus a few others)
Meet at The Legion, Kimberly Road, Baginton, CV8 3AQ
Times: 0945hrs - 1215hrs
The parade finishes back at The Legion for tea and biscuits.

Leamington Parade:
Meet at the corner of Regent Street and Windsor Street in Leamington
Times: 1015hrs arrive latest. We will be finished 1145hrs approx.We will be marching back to this corner after the service so pick up from the same location.

Uniform: No 2 (Wedgewood Blues) with Tie, Beret, Jumpers, Trousers/skirts and super shiny shoes. OR you need to wear ironed coveralls with smart black shoes or parade shoes if you have them already.
It is advisable to wear warm layers under your uniform and plain black gloves are acceptable if the weather is really cold.

Have a good parade wherever you attend and think about the reason we are remembering at this time.