Service of Dedication.
A number of Cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron spent their Sunday afternoon supporting Langtoft, the Deepings & Districts Branch of the Royal British Legion, in the Dedication of their new Standard.
After a few days intensive practice, ten cadets along with Flight Sergeant Darren Smith and Scott Kornek from Peterborough Highland Pipe Band, led the parade down Langtoft Street to the Church of St Michael and All Angels. Three of the ten cadets were on their first outing with the Squadron Drum Corps and along with the other seven cadets performed to their usual high standard.During the first Hymn, "Our God, our help in ages past", the standard bearer moved forward to the altar whilst the Branch Chairman carried the unfurled new Standard forward. After a short prayer by the Vicar, the Standard was unfurled for the first time and placed at the right of the Altar.
The service continued and was led by the Royal British Legion Branch Chaplin, and was concluded after the collection of the standards, with an act of remembrance including the Last Post, the Reveille and the Kohima Epitaph.
On speaking with Cadet Grist after the services, he commented "This is my first parade as part of the squadron drum corps and I am really pleased without it went and can't wait for further such parades"If you are interested in joining the Air Cadets, why not visit our website www.51sqnatc.co.uk or come to visit us at Nene Park Academy, we meet every Tuesday and Wednesday night between 7pm and 9.15pm.