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By Cpl T Clayton - 2431 (Keighley) Squadron
On Sunday 9th November 2014, 2431 (Keighley) Squadron ATC attended a Remembrance Parade in Keighley to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.
On the 100th Anniversary of the start of ww1 the cadets had looked forward to the Keighley Remembrance Day parade and with a bumper crowd of people on the cold crisp morning we proudly marched past the applauding crowds into the church.
Inside the Church we were met by an inspiring sermon with letters from the war and stories of bravery and a brilliant choice of words.
We then departed the church marching along North Street, again past masses of people to the Cenotaph were we positioned at one side of the square and listened to the names of the Keighley fallen and the memorable words we here every year that fill us with sorrow and pride.
We then heard the Last Post followed by a 2 minute silence and departed parading past the Deputy Lord Lieutenant who took the salute and past more applauding members of the public to the Drill Hall.
The day before we had also played are part in collecting donations for the Royal British Legion’s well known Poppy Appeal.
The entire weekend was very memorable and I felt proud to take part in these 2 events to honour the sacrifice of those in all conflicts.
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