2418 Commemorate the few

Cadets from 2418 joined with others from around Nottinghamshire, for the annual Battle of Britain memorial service.

The day starts with a service of remembrance in St Mary's Church, with the parade then forming up and marching to market square for an inspection and final dismissal.

This year had even more significance, with it being the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force. The cadets were joined by 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, who formed the armed flights of the parade.

Upon reaching market square, the parade was inspected by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, who congratulated the cadets on the standard of drill displayed.

Cadet Sergeant Stocks said "This is my third time at this parade, and this was by far the best I have taken part in. It's fantastic to be able to commemorate the Battle of Britain with so many other cadets, and having 504 squadron here this year made it even better."

2418 Media Team