On the 25th April 02 cadets from both 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron ATC
and the Nuneaton detachment of the CCF (Combined Cadet Forces) were
invited to the Town Hall to receive Poppy Appeal Appreciation Certificates.
The Certificates presented on behalf of the Royal British Legion
by the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Cllr Bill Hancox were awarded
in recognition of the part that the cadet forces played in enabling
the RBL to smash their 2001 annual Poppy Appeal collection target.
With the help of the cadets and other organisations, businesses
and schools, the Nuneaton & Stockingford Royal British Legion
appeal netted a total of £25,942.98 during the 2001 collection.
This amount exceeds the year 2000 total by a staggering £3,752.83.
This record-breaking effort also enabled the Nuneaton & Stockingford
branch to scoop a prestigious RBL trophy, which is awarded to the
branch which, has achieved the biggest increase in its previous
The success of this year's collection reflects the tremendous generosity
of the people of Nuneaton together with the efforts of the people
who go out with the collecting tins and give out the poppies.
CWO Chris Quinney receives the Squadrons
Poppy Appeal Appreciation Certificate from the Mayor of Nuneaton
and Bedworth, Cllr Bill Hancox.
Don Jacques ( front right) and the Mayor (front left) present
certificates to cadets while the Mayoress Cllr Sheila Hancox hands
over the Poppy Appeal trophy to Ted Sears of the Nuneaton &
of the RBL.
Royal British Legion was created to preserve the spirit of fellowship
and service to others formed by all ranks and to maintain, in
a strong, stimulating, united comradeship, all those who have
served in H.M. Forces, or Auxiliary Forces or who are still serving
so that neither their efforts nor their interests shall be forgotten;
and that their welfare and that of the dependants of those who
died in the service of their country may be safeguarded; and that
just and equitable treatment shall be secured to them in respect
of the difficulties caused in their lives as a result of their