Axholme Squadron Remembers the Fallen
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By Flt Lt Docherty - 300 (Axholme) Squadron
300 (Isle of Axholme) Squadron recently took part in 3 Remembrance Parades in Ealand, Crowle and Epworth. Due to the timings of the various parades, the Squadron was split into 2 groups. The main contingent paraded in Ealand and Crowle, with the smaller contingent parading in Epworth.
The smaller contingent attended a dedication service at the War memorial in Epworth. The cadets then formed up and took part in the parade through the town. This was followed by the Remembrance Service at the local Church.
The main contingent formed up in Ealand, with the new Squadron Standard at the front and the Squadron drummers at the rear. They paraded to the war memorial in the village for the Remembrance Service. Once the service was over, the cadets paraded back through the village, to a standing ovation from the gathered crowds.
After a short break, the cadets then moved to Crowle town centre, where they again formed up and paraded to the town War Memorial. The cadets formed an integral part of the Remembrance service, reading out the names of the fallen and providing a reading for the service.
Flight Lieutenant Docherty, Officer Commanding 300 (Isle of Axholme) Squadron said “We had a great turn out from the cadets. They all attended and took part, honouring the fallen” he continued “The cadets were a shining example of the Air Training Corps and the Royal Air Force”.
“The Squadron received its new Standard only 3 days before the Parades, so the Cadets were all excited to see it and to show it to the general public.” He went on “The Squadron drummers also added to the atmosphere, helping to announce the arrival of the parades and the cadets”
For more information please visit the Squadron website