84 Sqn ATC Crest

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. 

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