St George's Day is a time to celebrate the very best of everything English and fly the Cross of St George and the Cadets of 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron were out on the streets this weekend helping Nuneaton & Bedworth celebrate in style.
On Sunday 19th April the Band of 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron led hundreds of young people through the streets of Bedworth in a procession of St George's Day pride.
The Air Cadet band played their renditions of traditional patriotic march music as they led hundreds of Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from the Nuneaton and Bedworth district in the towns St George's Day Parade in homage to England 's Patron Saint.
Led by the band from the Nuneaton Air Cadets, the Scouts, Scout Leaders, Cubs and Beavers marched through the town to Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College for a presentation service.
Following the service the parade re-formed and marched back to Bedworth town centre for the march past with the salute being taken by The Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Councillor Gerald Smith and Bill Olner MP.
After the parade Bill Olner, MP for Nuneaton , took time out to come over and congratulate the Cadets on their musical performance and thank them for helping make the parade such an enjoyable experience.
Collin King scout parade organiser said, "This is a great occasion for all of the districts scouts. It's been so good to see so many on parade and we are so pleased that the Air Cadet Band was able to join us again this year. The presence of a proper military band just adds that special edge to this sort of event and it's been an excellent opportunity to foster cross organisational relationships."
Flt Lt Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 Squadron said, “ St George's Day, England 's National Day and it's a shame that as a nation we don't take more pride in ourselves. We have been out on the streets today helping the district scouts to fly the flag for St George and members of our band will also be in action on 'St George's Day itself when they take part in The Great St George's Day Variety Show at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry”.
St George's Day 23 April, is a time to celebrate the very best of everything English and the Cross of St George. So don't forget our national day, do something to celebrate St George's Day in style!