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Air Cadets lead Nuneaton's Remembrance Day Parade

On Sunday 14th of November, Air Cadets from 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron joined the ranks of veterans from the Royal British Legion together with other ex-service and youth organisations for the Nuneaton Remembrance Day Parade. A contingent from 30 Signals Regiment which has recently seen action in Afghanistan as well as other service personnel were also on parade.

The Parade which was led by the Air Cadet band was a stirring sight, with a forest of Royal British Legion , ex-service Association and Cadet Standards fluttering in the autumn wind as they marched in procession from the town hall to the Nuneaton War Memorial in Riversley Park .

A large crowd stood around the War Memorial in Riversley Park in silent remembrance. At the 11th hour, the bugler sounded the Last Post as the standards were dipped in salute to the memory of servicemen and women past and present who have fought and died for their country.

Air Cadet honour guard presents arms during the National Anthem - Click to View More Images
Air Cadet honour guard stands with reverse arms at the War memorial as the bugler plays the Last Post and standards are dipped - Click to View More Images.

An armed cadet honour guard formed by Army and Air cadets and commanded by 121 Squadrons Warrant Officer Jim Taylor, stood vigil at the War memorial throughout the service and wreath laying ceremony, which was led by the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth and other civic leaders, service representatives and members of ex-service organisations.

Following the service hundreds of people lined the streets of Nuneaton as the Band of 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron led the parade of Royal British Legion, ex-service Association and Cadet Standards, veterans and youth organisations as they marched in procession along Coton Road and past the saluting base at the Council House.

Flt Lt Paul Hincks of 121 Squadron said, “Once again our cadets have taken a leading role in the towns Remembrance Day Parade and I would like to thank every one of them for helping to make the parade such a success. Sadly this years Remembrance Parade was missing one of its most recognizable figures, long-standing parade marshal, ex Royal Marine, Jesse Owen , who was too ill to attend . I'm sure I speak for everyone on parade today when I say that we all missed him and hope that he gets well soon so that he can rejoin the ranks

The Band of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron leads the parade - Click to View More Images.

Cadets of 121 (Nuneaton) squadron march past - Click to View More Images.

121 Squadron Tribute to the fallen

More photographs from Nuneaton Remembrance Sunday

The 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 service.

121 Squadron ATC is affiliated to the Nuneaton & Stockingford branch of the Royal British Legion.


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