41F Taunton visit War Graves

Cadets and staff from 41F (Taunton and District) Squadron visited the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in Taunton yesterday on one of the hottest evenings of the year.

They heard the stories of the eight RAF personnel laid to rest there and during a moving service conducted by the Squadron Padre, Tony Cox, cadets laid poppies on the graves.

41F War Graves 3

The Last Post and the National Anthem were played during the service by FS James Whitworth and his parents.

Cadet Training Weekend

Cadets from Devon & Somerset Wing attending a Training Weekend at Chickerell Camp, near Weymouth last weekend.

They took part in First Aid Courses, Duke of Edinburgh expedition training, Radio courses as well as Drill, Junior NCO and Senior NCO Courses.

Temperatures were extremely high, but all Cadets thoroughly enjoyed themselves and came away with new skills and qualifications.


Exeter Armed Forces Day

Exeter celebrated its Armed Forces Day on Saturday 17th June with a parade through the City centre and a military village on the Cathedral Green.  Six Cadets and one member of staff from 13 (City of Exeter) Sqn ATC took part in the event.

13 Sqn marched down the High Street with other Cadet Forces as part of the parade of military personnel comprising of veterans and regular members of the armed forces including RAF Brize Norton, The Coldstream Guards, the Territorial Army, the Royal Marines and the Royal Navy.

Exeter AFD

The parade was led by The Band of Royal Marines. Outside the historic Guildhall, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Lesley Robson took the salute alongside the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope (a former 1st Sea Lord & parent of an ex- 13 Sqn Cadet)  and Commander Richard Hewitt RN, the new Commanding Officer of 13 Sqn’s affiliated warship, the Type 45 Destroyer HMS Defender.  The parade then headed to the Cathedral Green for an inspection.

Afterwards there were activities and displays on the Cathedral Green as part of the military village, including a climbing wall, recruitment stalls and military vehicles.

Members of 13 Sqn Staff/ Civilian Committee & parents also assisted with road closures for the event.

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