November 5th 2015

Coming together for Remembrance Sunday

Members of the Reserve and Cadet Forces from across the East Midlands are set to come together this weekend to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.


Whether it’s taking part in a parade watched by local communities, or laying wreaths of Remembrance at War Memorials across the region, Cadets and Reserves across the East Midlands will be showing their support on Sunday 8 November to remember the fallen Servicemen and Servicewomen who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Find out more below about what Cadets and Reservists are doing to commemorate Remembrance Sunday in your area.

Derbyshire Cadets come together for Remembrance Sunday

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, William Tucker with Cadet Sergeant Major Laurence PilkingtonOver 600 Cadets from Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) will attend events across the county to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

The Cadets, from detachments up and down the county including Glossop, Draycott, Buxton, and Dronfield, are due to attend events this Sunday to remember the fallen, including a large event in Chesterfield which will be attended by civic guests including HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker and the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Mr Oliver Stephenson.

Cadets recently appointed in October as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets in Derbyshire will also be in attendance at the Remembrance parade in Chesterfield, after being formally appointed in October.

Speaking at the ceremony to formally appoint Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets, Cadet Sergeant Major Laurence Pilkington, aged 17, from Heanor detachment, said: “One of the first engagements of my time as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet will be attending the Remembrance parade in Chesterfield alongside the Lord-Lieutenant.

“I have always been one to push myself to try new experiences and I am looking forward to being able to stand alongside the Lord-Lieutenant and feel a sense of pride at representing the ACF to the community.”


Lincoln cadets remember the fallen

During the period 1 to 11 November 2015 over 175 Cadets from No 1 Company of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) will take part in 15 Remembrance events.  No 1 Company is affiliated to the City of Lincoln Branch of the Royal British Legion where Cadets and Veterans are commemorating Remembrance together.

Lead by the County Band, Cadets from Detachments at Abbey, North Hykeham, Newport, Sobraon and Priory City of Lincoln Academy will attend a parade and Service of Remembrance at Lincoln Cathedral this Sunday, 8thNovember.  The Commandant Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force and the Lord-Lieutenant’s Army Cadet will read lessons in the Cathedral and lay wreaths. Detachments at Washingborough, Metheringham and Cherry Willingham will attend activities in their local villages where wreaths will be laid and Cadets will parade.

25 Cadets and adult volunteers from No 1 Company will also attend a Band Concert by the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Band and Remembrance Service in North Hykeham this Friday,6 November.

Major Jeremy Field, Officer Commanding 1 Company, said: “Cadets from No 1 Company have been preparing for Remembrance Sunday by selling poppies around the city. I am proud that so many Cadets are enthusiastic about taking part in events to remember the fallen and are working the Royal British Legion to provide the link between youth and veterans across the City of Lincoln”.

To find out more about Lincolnshire ACF, contact: County Headquarters at Sobraon Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln.  LN1 3PY or telephone 01522 528109.


Showing support for the Royal British Legion

photo 1Air Cadets in Lincolnshire have joined forces with the Royal British Legion (RBL) for the Poppy launch ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Cadets from 1228 (Mablethorpe) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) came together with members of the Lincolnshire Branch of the RBL at the Lincolnshire Aviation Centre in East Kirkby, under the shadow of the Lancaster Bomber ‘Just Jane’ to mark the beginning of the Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

Speaking at the Poppy Launch, Warrant Officer Scott Gardiner said: “We have a great relationship with the RBL and the Cadets enjoy spending time with the Veterans. It is important that we continue to educate the youth of today in the work the RBL do for veterans and serving personnel.”

Cadets from Mablethorpe Squadron were also invited to attend the Festival of Remembrance at RAF Cranwell where they performed a guard of honour for dignitaries and members of the RBL.




Armed Forces join forces for Remembrance Sunday

Reserve and Cadet Forces will attend an event at Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment this Sunday (8 November 2015).

Members of HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, will join representatives from the Nottingham Detachment of the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR), 212 Field Hospital, Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force (ACF), and Nottingham Sea Cadets to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

The event, which will take place at the War Memorial on Victoria Embankment, will be attended by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, as well as civic guests, including the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir and The Lord Mayor, Councillor Jackie Morris.

Midshipman Victoria Rodgers, a Reservist from HMS Sherwood said: “I attended last year’s parade as an initial Recruit, so watched dressed in my civilian clothing,  feeling deeply envious that I was not able to pay my respects to those who gave so much for us dressed in a uniform, which I am now so very proud to wear. This year I have earned the honour to stand among others in our best uniform, brushed, polished and remembering those who served before us.”

Wreaths of Remembrance will be laid during the service, which is open to members of the public, who are invited to attend from 10:30am.


The information included in this website feature was correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. For further details about specific events please contact the organisers directly.