Cadets Parade for 150

Two of the Squadron Senior Cadets, Flight Sergeants Alex Dutch and Myles Webb took part in the largest ever parade of the cadet forces on Tuesday 06 July. As part of a year of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the cadet movement, hundreds of youngsters from Air Training Corps, Sea Cadets, the Army Cadet Force and the Combined Cadet Force have paraded past His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in London. Cadets, volunteers and their massed bands came to London from across the UK to march from Horse Guards Parade down The Mall to Buckingham Palace.

The Prince of Wales took the salute at the Royal Review and the cadets then attended an exclusive garden party with members of the Royal Family to mark the occasion. A flypast by the famous Red Arrows accompanied the parade and, uniquely, a selection of cadets travelled in the aircraft with the pilots as part of the celebrations.Prince Charles saluted the cadets as they marched past Clarence House, accompanied by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, and Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans, Andrew Robathan.

FS Dutch said “We had a great day and felt really proud to be part of the Air Cadet contingent for this once in a lifetime event and the Garden Party was something special!”