Henley Army Cadet Force Remembers

henleycollectionHenley Army Cadet Force continued with their tradition of remembering past and present servicemen and women on Remembrance weekend.

Saturday 12 November, in horrendous weather conditions, 34 Army Cadets collected for the Poppy Appeal from 10am to 2pm, collecting a total of £669.56.

Shirley Less, the outgoing Poppy Appeal organiser said: “This is terrific and will make a great contribution to our vital work.  Overall, the Poppy Appeal numbers this year are very similar to the last two years.”

Following the collection, the Cadets walked from their Detachment in Friday Street to the Fair Mile Cemetery, where they held a small service for the adopted war grave of “Alfred Barnes”, as well as laying remembrance crosses on other war graves in the cemetery.

Detachment Commander Thomas Fearn explained “… it is incredibly important for us to teach the cadets the importance of remembrance weekend and the sacrifices of war, I am immensely proud to lead these young cadets; their maturity and respect is something everyone could learn – their parents should be very proud of them.”

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Pictured Above: Detachment Commander Thomas Fearn explaining to the cadets about war graves, and the importance of remembrance weekend at the Fair Mile Cemetery.

The weekend culminated in parading 42 cadets and instructors on Sunday 13th November.

The Army Cadet Force is a national youth organisation sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Defence for 12 to 18 year olds, Army Cadets provides a challenging and varied syllabus based on military themes. Henley Army Cadet Force parade every Wednesday from 1900 to 2130 at The Drill Hall on Friday Street and are currently looking for new Cadets and Adult Volunteers, feel free to come along and experience something new.

For more information please email Detachment Commander 2Lt Thomas Fearn on 3875fear@armymail.mod.uk