Air and Army Cadets Joint Venture for 4th August
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By Flt Lt Andrew Nickson GCGI MInstLM MCMI RAFVR(T) - 177 (Blackpool Airport) Squadron
To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One on 4th August 1914.
Palatine Det, Wingate Coy Lancashire ACF
are going to hold an Act of Remembrance and a sponsored event.
We are going to mount a Guard of the Blackpool War Memorial on Monday 4th August 2014.
This event will be from Dawn (05:00hrs) to Dusk (22:00hrs).
This will be a Sponsored event with all proceeds for the benefit of Blind Veterans UK and BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Servicemans Association). Both of these charities were formed following the carnage of World War One.
The Cadets will carry out a Guard of the War memorial, four cadets at a time on the corners of the memorial. All cadets and staff will be rotated on and off duty at suitable intervals as the day progresses.
Everyone will be catered for; all meals and drinks. No one will be expected to provide meals for themselves.
The event will start with a Sunrise ceremony with the playing of Revellie and will conclude with a Sunset ceremony and the playing of the Last post with a roll of honour of the inscribed names being read throughout the day.
For more information please visit the Squadron website