The weather failed to take the shine off the day for the plucky Air Cadets who turned out to support Nuneaton’s 86th Carnival Gala.
While the theme of this year’s Carnival & Gala was 'sporting greats' there were definitely more umbrellas than famous sporting faces as people braved the bad weather to show their support for the annual event.
But the weather didn't dampen the spirits of the plucky Air Cadets who turn out to man the 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron’s recruiting stall.
In fact the Air Cadet contingent originally avoided the worst of the rain by managing to erect their stall and taking cover before the heavens opened. However in the best spirit of the corps they just couldn’t stand by and watch some of the other charity stall holders as they struggled to put their tents up during the deluge that preceded the opening of the Gala event.
Thankfully the rain eased of and the weather improved by the time the Carnival procession set off and the sun even made an appearance during the afternoon for the Gala.
Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Flt Lt Paul Hincks said, “We haven’t been lucky with the weather and no-one would argue that the numbers weren’t down compared to previous years, the morning’s downpour obviously played its part in keeping people away. However I was delighted in the way in which our cadets managed to demonstrate their community spirit by helping other charity groups to get themselves set up. All said, we all pulled together to make the best of day and didn’t let the rain dampen our Carnival Spirit”.