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Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing on Parade

Nuneaton based Royal Air Force Air Cadets from 121 Squadrons joined hundreds of other cadets from Squadrons of the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing to take part in a parade through Daventry to mark the 72th Anniversary of the formation of the Air Training Corps.

Squadron standards on parade

The parade on Sunday 03rd February, was led by the Joint band of 497 (Daventry) & 1289 (Stratford-Upon-Avon) Squadrons as cadets from  29(F), 8 (F), 84, 121, 163, 198, 485, 489, 493, 497, 1289, 1459, 2028, 2286 & 2438 Squadrons marched through the town to the Holy Cross Church where a service was conducted by their Padre, Father Neil Bayliss.

Air Cadet Sunday Parade led by the Joint band of 497 (Daventry) & 1289 (Stratford-Upon-Avon) Squadrons

During the service the Air Cadets all reaffirmed their promise and the Padre reflected on the comradeship and family spirit fostered within individual Squadrons and throughout the Corps during the last 72 years.

Air Cadet Padre, Father Neil Bayliss receives the Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Standard

The Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing Standard on parade in front of the Air Cadet congregation within the Holy Cross Church

Following the service the parade marched past, with the salute being taken by Wing Commander Stuart Iles, Officer Commanding Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing.  

At the reception held after the parade in the Daventry Ex Services Club, the Wing Commander, Stuart Iles said, "The parade was a huge success and the weather was kind to us this year. It was good to see so many cadets and staff from all over the wing on parade to support what is undoubtedly one of the most important occasions in our calendar”.


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