Armed Forces Annual Flag Raising

Cadets from 2418 were at County Hall in West Bridgeford, for the annual flag raising to open Armed Forces week in the county.

The day started promptly at 9:30, with a full rehearsal of everyone's roles, before the ceremony began with speeches from both the Lord Mayor and the Chairwoman of the county council.

For two of 2418's cadets, they had the honour of being part of the flag party- Flight Sergeant Hudson as an escort to the flag, and Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO) Sanders as the parade marshal. CWO Sanders then received the flag from a Medical Corps veteran and handed it over to be raised.

The Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, commented on how smart the cadets looked. Cadet Sherwin said "This was my first time at this event, and I really enjoyed it. Armed forces week is very important for us, and so it was nice to be able to open it."


Cadet Warrant Officer F Sanders