On Sunday 8 November, cadets from 966 (Wallingford) Squadron attended the Remembrance Sunday Parade in Wallingford Town Centre.
A total of 27 Air Cadets attended the yearly parade in Wallingford, during which the town joins the country to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and civilians in times of war. This year’s parade included a service in the town square and the ceremonial laying of wreaths upon the war memorial during which the names of the local fallen were read out.
Personnel from RAF Benson were present at the parade and also the local Army Cadets, Scouts and the Mayor of Wallingford.
Seven of us who were participating for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award went to Bramley Training Area in Hampshire to practice for our main expedition. We stayed for two nights camping in a field and spent the days hiking and learning key skills for our expedition. This included first aid, navigation and team work. On our hike we planned our own routes and made certain checkpoints. Also we cooked our own food, for example frankfurters and pasta, and ate lots of haribo to keep our morale up! Over all, we had a great time and hope the assessment will be just as enjoyable and fun!