Cadets and Staff from 1985 (Flitwick) Squadron took part in the annual remembrance parades on Sunday 13th November in Ampthill and Flitwick.
The day commenced at Catherine's cross in Ampthill park where the cadets marched with the Sea Cadets and The Army Cadets through the park to the Alameda cenotaph. This year marked a memorable event in Ampthill as in 1916, Ampthill training camp was closed. To commemorate the centenary of the closure, a group of volunteers from around the area laid 707 pairs of footprints through the park in honour of those that lost their lives after being trained at the camp. It was a truly remarkable show of remembrance. The service was then continued at the cenotaph where wreaths were laid and prayers were said by Captain Jason Ruby from the Canadian Air Force who was a special guest for the event. There was an impeccable turnout from the cadets and other youth organisations.
The day continued in Flitwick at the afternoon parade, where again, the turnout was very impressive. The parade consisted of a small service at the town cenotaph with a continuing service at the village hall where you could hear our cadets singing graciously.
Flt Lt Bierton said "A big well done to you all, you should be very proud of yourselves for turning up today and being so well presented. Especially the new cadets who have paraded for the first time, well done!" It was a proud day for the squadron.