Air Cadets from 6 Squadrons joined 13 other Sea, Army and Fire Service cadet units from across the Coventry and Warwickshire area for a Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal presentation evening at the Bedworth Ex-Serviceman's Club on Wednesday, March 22.
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Martin Dunne thanked the youngsters for raising more than £14760 for the 2005 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
In 2005, the national Poppy Appeal raised something in the region of £25 million. Each year in Warwickshire the Legion spends about £125,000 on welfare and resettlement issues, including helping the ex-service community to gain war pensions and benefits, convalescent care, skills assessment and job training
Since 1999 Air, Army and Sea Cadets and more recently Fire Service cadets from across the county have had their Poppy Appeal collection efforts officially recognised by the Royal British Legion who issue awards to participating units and individuals.
All 19 participating cadet units received a Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Certificate in recognition of their contribution to the 2005 collection.
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Martin Dunne also presented county competition awards to Air cadet units in the following categories:-
Highest Air Cadet Unit collections
1 st 1200 (Polesworth) Squadron
2 nd 8F ( 1st City of Coventry ) Squadron
3 rd 2030 ( Elmdon & Yardley) Squadron
Highest Air Cadet Individual collection
1 st Cdt Head 1200 (Polesworth) Squadron
2 nd Cdt Sgt Tyson 8F ( 1st City of Coventry) Squadron
3 rd Cdt Dudley 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron