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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

December Training Programme

See below link for the December Programme. 

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Please note our last 'parade' will be the Christmas Social on Wed 14 December followed by the BagPack on Sun 18th Dec (Details announced separately)
We will return on Sunday 8th January.


Thursday, 24 November 2016

Remembrance 2016

This year, 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron took part in two Remembrance Parades: one in the local parish of Baginton and one in Leamington Spa. Over 30 cadets took part in the ceremonies held outdoors in Leamington and in the local Parish church in Baginton. They all looked at their best in smartest uniform and represented the Squadron, Corps impeccably.

In Leamington Spa, a large parade was formed on Regent's Street containing Sea Scouts and Sea Cadets, Arm Cadets, Police Cadets, Air Cadets from 84 Squadron and, most importantly, veterans from the local Royal Air Force Association and Royal Naval Association branches. They marched down The Parade, coming to halt at the War Memorial on Euston Place where an outdoor service was held. During the service the Act of Remembrance took place and the whole town stood silent for two minutes to reflect on those who have lost their lives in Service not only during the World Wars but also throughout all conflicts across time. Following the National Anthem, the parade reformed behind the Sea Cadet band to march back past the dignitaries at the Town Hall. Cadet Flight Sergeant Phoebe Jenner was tasked with parading the Squadron banner with the contingent of standards and Cadet Casey Childs presented a wreath on behalf of the Squadron at the memorial.

In Baginton, a smaller but equally important and poignant service was held in the church with congregation moving outside to the War Memorial for the crucial 11 o'clock moment of silence. Junior Cadet Leila Conway who only joined the organisation in September proudly presented the wreath at the memorial and Cadet Thomas Jeffs did the reading in church. There were so many fantastic comments after the service on how smart the cadets looked and how professional they were in their roles. 

See the Facebook page for more photos.

Monday, 7 November 2016

The 2016 Poppy Appeal

This year, cadets from 84 (Coventry Airport) Squadron have been actively taking part in the 2016 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Leamington Spa.
Firstly, Cadet Flight Sergeant Phoebe Jenner presented the banner at the official appeal launch in Leamington Spa where she stood alongside cadets from local Army and Navy units to celebrate and kick start the poppy season. Cadets were then present to assist the running of a festival show held at the Spa Centre in Leamington which was jam packed with readings, musical excerpts and reflective moments. 
This last weekend cadets were also present again in The Royal Priors shopping centre in Leamington assisting the teams of poppy sellers. All this before we attend the Remembrance Day services next weekend.

Fantastic effort from all those who have taken part so far.
For more photos - check out the Squadron Facebook Site.


Thursday, 3 November 2016

Remembrance Poppies

Unsure how to wear the poppy on your uniform? 
Check out the photo of three of our model cadets displaying their poppies with pride. Thanks to Cadet Flight Sergeant Phoebe Jenner, Cadet John Spelman and Cadet Casey Childs. 
On uniform, poppies should be worn on the right hand side, just above where the breast pocket would be. Poppies should be pinned on ideally (they can get stuck and pull when wearing jumpers) and should be left with the leaf intact.
Poppies are to be worn on shirts and/or jumpers according to the current state of dress for the activity. Ensure you have some spares in case yours gets lost or damaged.