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November 8th 2016

Cadets remember the fallen at City Ground

Sherwood Air Cadets at Nottingham Forest

Sherwood Air Cadets at Nottingham Forest

Cadets from Nottinghamshire helped The Royal British Legion (RBL) get their message across to ‘Rethink Remembrance’ ahead of Nottingham Forest Football Club’s Championship match on Saturday (5 November).

Members of 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron of the Air Training Corps, Nottingham Sea and Royal Marine Cadets and the Samworth Church Academy Combined Cadet Force were at the City Ground to help Forest remember fallen service personnel in their annual remembrance fixture which this year saw them host Queen’s Park Rangers.

The cadets raised money for The Legion’s Poppy Appeal by selling poppies around the ground. A representative from each of the units went out on the pitch along with the teams for the playing of The Last Post before the match kicked off.

Andrew Harrison, The RBL’s Poppy Appeal Coordinator in Nottinghamshire, said: “Thanks to Nottingham Forest for hosting us so well again and thanks to the staff, players and fans of both clubs for helping the appeal.

“All of the money raised is going towards helping good causes. In keeping with the Legion’s message this year of rethinking remembrance, thanks also go to the cadets for giving their time and allowing us to have the link between the Legion and the new generation.”

The RBL has urged people to ‘Rethink Remembrance’ to recognise the service and sacrifices made across all generations of the British Armed Forces, including the most recent conflicts.

To find out more about the RBL’s ‘Rethink Remembrance’ initiative visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/poppy-appeal-2016

"In keeping with the Legion’s message this year of rethinking remembrance, thanks go to the cadets for giving their time and allowing us to have the link between the Legion and the new generation."