November 13th 2015

Melton Cadets remember

Melton Air Cadets supported a range of activities marking Remembrance Sunday last weekend, giving up their time to help remember the fallen by joining with Cadets from the Melton Mowbray Army Cadet Force detachment to sell poppies in order to raise money in support of the Poppy Appeal.

On Sunday 8 November, Cadets from 1279 (Melton) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) joined members of the Defence Animal Centre, the ships company of HMS Quorn, Army Cadets, Scouts and Guides to parade through the streets of Melton and pay their respects to the fallen.

1279 (Melton) Squadron on Remembrance SundayFollowing the service, Cadets paraded to lay wreaths at the local war memorial to pay their respects to fallen servicemen and servicewomen who have lost their lives in conflict since the First World War.

Cadet Corporal Joe Roper, aged 15, commented: “It was an honour and privilege to lay the wreath for the squadron. I am always so proud to be involved in Remembrance Day activities. To pay my respects alongside serving members of the Armed Forces and veterans reminded me of why the whole community come together and the importance of keeping the memories alive.”

Anyone who is aged 12 and in Year 8 at school or upwards and is interested in seeing the wide range of activities on offer can visit the squadron on the final Thursday night of each month from 7.15pm at the Cadet Centre, Asfordby Road. More information can be found at or by emailing

“It was an honour and privilege to lay the wreath for the squadron."