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Post-Remembrance Visit to Arboretum Impresses

2015-12-07 10:45:04
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By 59 Sqn Website - 59 (Huddersfield) Squadron

Staff and cadets from Huddersfield and 1466 (Holmfirth) squadrons braved the winter rain to visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. After a group photo the cadets were able to explore the area at their own leisure, meeting up again at the Chapel for a talk about the origins of the Arboretum.

The aims of the National Memorial Arboretum are to honour the fallen, recognise service and sacrifice and foster pride. It is a spiritually uplifting place and is emerging as a world-renowned centre for remembrance.

Cadet Isabella Maxfield, one of Huddersfield’s newest cadets said "It was an interesting day, to get to see all the memorials dedicated to every aspect of armed forces. After driving down we had a group photo and split of into two groups to explore the memorials – of which there were many. Unfortunately the main arboretum was closed off for refurbishment as well as the visitors centre but we managed to see all the memorials and I hope to visit again next year."

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