Nuneaton Air Cadets showed their gratitude and respect to the service men and women of the British Forces when they braved the rain as they took part in the Bulkington Armed Forces Day Parade.
The Bulkington parade was led by Pipes and Drums and included a large Army contingent from nearby Gamecock Barracks. The colourful Parade of Royal British Legion, ex-service Association and Cadet Standards, veterans and youth organisations marched through the flag lined streets of the North Warwickshire village as it made its way to the open air Drumhead Service on the green outside St James Church.
The Vicar of Bulkington, the Rev Paul Messam, led the service during which the Union Flag and the standard of the Bulkington Branch of the Royal British Legion were draped over the traditional makeshift Drumhead alter.
Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “We have attended the Bulkington Armed Forces Day parade for the last nine years and we have always had good weather until today. Having said that the people of Bulkington turned out to see the parade and the rain didn’t manage to dampen the spirits of those on parade”.
“Armed Forces day is a special time for everyone to honour the men and women of the armed forces, who are risking their lives on the front line and I am delighted that so many young people, not only from the cadet forces but also other youth organisations have turned out to support our forces.
“I would like to extend enormous thanks to those cadets and staff who turned out to support this very special event in such inclement conditions.”