We Will Remember Them!!!.
The sun shone in Peterborough as members of 51 (Orton) ATC Squadron joined the Peterborough parade of Remembrance. The Procession being led by the Peterborough Pipe Band departed from behind the Town Hall, along Bridge Street and into the Cathedral, a route lined by the public who watched in earnest as all the parade passed before them.
The standards and their escorts lined the entrance to the Cathedral as the Royal British Legion followed by the Royal Ghurkha Association led the procession into the Cathedral. As the remaining members of the parade 158 Regiment, MDHU Peterborough, Sea Cadets, Army Cadets and Air Cadets took their seats it soon became standing room only in this magnificent building.
After an initial welcome to the service the whole Congregation took part in the Act of Remembrance whilst a crowd of hundreds of people under took the same act at the War Memorial along Bridge Street. This was then followed by a Reading from the 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, 57-58 read by 51's own Cadet Sergeant Amy-Louise Paul, who certainly represented her squadron brilliantly. The Dean of Peterborough, The Very Reverend Charles Taylor, delivered the Sermon for this solemn occasion, and he requested all those present to consider Death and remember those who have died in conflict.
Following prayers and the usual national Anthem, the procession retraced their steps, and the salute was taken outside of The Town Hall alongside the war memorial by HM Lord-Lieutenant and Mrs Duberly. If you had thought the streets were full before the service, it was clearly nothing compared to afterwards. As each part of the parade passed by the war memorial it wasn't to the sound of drums but to the sound of a rousing volley of applause from the masses of watching public who took time to pause from their daily endeavours to salute the parade and honour the fallen in their own appreciative way.
After a few words from HM Lord-Lieutenant, the parade was dismissed and Flt Lt Andy Mason addressed the cadets and thanked them for their commitment to the community and the squadron as a whole.
If you want to develop your skills, be part of something outstanding, learn something new or stand out from the crowd, why not visit our squadron to see how you could benefit from joining the ATC. www.51sqnatc.co.uk, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call 07725 873 405. Or why not make that first step and come and visit our squadron on either a Tuesday or Wednesday night between 7pm and 9.15pm, just behind Nene Park Academy.