2418 Remembers

This weekend, 2418 joined with thousands of other regular and cadet units in remembering the fallen of previous conflicts.

On Saturday, the cadets were out in force at the Victoria shopping centre, selling poppies for the Royal British Legion.

Today, the squadron took part in two parades. This morning they marched with 138 (1st Nottingham) Squadron, as well as representatives from the other regular and cadet forces. They marched round to the memorial gates, and took part in a service, with the wreath laying and the two minutes silence, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the guns falling silent in the first world war.

In what is now a long-held tradition, the squadron moved over to Muggington in Derbyshire, where they paraded with 620(Derwent Valley) squadron. After marching down to the church, a short service followed with the local villagers, including another period of time to reflect on the great sacrifice of those before us. The day ended in the village hall, where the staff and cadets joined the villagers for a buffet.

In what was a long but rewarding day, the cadets were outstanding, marching proudly in both parades, and representing the RAFAC incredibly well!