Twenty-nine RAF Air Cadets from nine different squadrons across Bristol & Gloucestershire Wing completed a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition last weekend. Fifteen cadets from 181 (City of … Continue Reading
Less than ideal weather did not get in the way of hundreds of RAF cadets parading through the City of Bath during the spectacular annual parade of Bristol and Gloucestershire Wing Air Training Corps.
The parade led by the band of 93 (City of Bath) Squadron marched past the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, the Mayor of Bath and other VIPs including Squadron Leader Johnny Johnson the last RAF survivor of the Dambuster’s Raid who braved the damp conditions to review the excellent cadet turn out.
The event included a service at Bath Abbey commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. A packed congregation listened to music performed by a girl cadet choir from 1860 (East Bristol) Squadron and an ensemble band from 2442 (Westbury on Trym) Squadron. Cadets also played leading roles during the prayers and readings. The service concluded with the spectacular dipping of over twenty banners during the National Anthem.
Squadron Leader David Morgan said “We are very proud of our cadets and volunteer staff. Immediately after the event we received a number of positive comments from spectators, offers of help and interest in joining the ATC.”