This morning, the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE, joined members of the City of Bristol and the Armed Forces in a flag-raising ceremony at Bristol City Hall. The event marks … Continue Reading
On Sunday 9 April the Royal British Legion held their annual National Youth Standard Bearers Competition in Manchester.
Competitors arrived at 1130 and were given a buffet lunch before changing into parade dress uniform. At 1330 the competition began with a full inspection of their clothing, neatness of dress & general bearing. They also had to demonstrate maintenance of their sling and gauntlets, along with care and presentation of the standard.
The journey to the national competition consisted of individual representation by each competitor, demonstrating their skills in The Carry, The Dip, Royal Salute, The Carry & Slow March, followed by winning the regional compeition in order to qualify. All competitors were nervous and deserve high praise for their dedication and commitment.
Well done to Cdt Jamie Molony from 2328 (Bishops Cleeve) Squadron who came 4th overall!
Whilst waiting his turn, Cdt Molony spoke to the other competitors in his changing area and it turns out they too were all Air Cadets – all fine examples of young people going the extra mile to support other causes and charities in their area.