NEWS

JUNE 26TH 2018

Raising a flag to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week

Cadets taking part in the flag raising event

Cadets taking part in the flag raising event

An Armed Forces flag was raised in Nottingham yesterday (25 June) to mark the start of Armed Forces Week in the county.

The event that took place at Nottinghamshire County Council on the Embankment, saw cadets be joined by Cadet Force adult volunteers, veterans, council employees and civic dignitaries.

Air cadets pictured with veteran Burnett George Anderson and Sir John Peace

Air cadets pictured with veteran Burnett George Anderson and Sir John Peace

The annual event included a veteran raising the flag who had previously served in as a National Serviceman in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the late 1950s and a flag party made up of three cadets from the Army Cadet Force (ACF), Air Training Corps (ATC) and Sea Cadets.

A cadet parade with also held ahead of the flag being raised, along with a guard of honour being formed including Standard Bearers from the Royal British Legion.

The Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Sue Saddington, thanked those in attendance and spoke of the Council’s commitment to those who serve and have previously served in the Armed Forces.

Cadet Warrant Officer Fraser Sanders, from the Air Cadet’s 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron explained: “This is the third time I have attended. Each time I get the same feeling of pride; pride at representing not only the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, but also representing the next generation in acts of support for those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.”

Armed Forces events are happening across the region this week, to find out more about what is being planned in your area visit www.armedforcesday.org.uk

“This is the third time I have attended. Each time I get the same feeling of pride; pride at representing not only the Royal Air Force Air Cadets, but also representing the next generation in acts of support for those who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.”