Siege of Wallingford

The cadets had a good day out at the Siege of Wallingford event on Saturday 27th June 2015. The English Civil War Society were re-enacting the Siege of Wallingford, with over 300 members of the Society re-enacting 2 battles scenes, drill displays, artillery and cavalry displays, as well as a Living History area, that gave the public a look at how craftsmen and traders would have made crafts and plied their trades at the time.

BDSC_0242sThe cadets provided invaluable assistance throughout the day, giving out leaflets that told the public about events and activities throughout the day, as well as providing guidance and directions. They then also marshaled the edge of the battlefield, and had a front row seat when the ‘Cavaliers’ and ‘Royalists’ were fighting each other, although the cannons were really loud!

The cadets worked hard throughout the day, but had opportunities to meet some of the Cavaliers and their horses, as well as meeting some of the tradesman and craftspeople.

The mayor of Wallingford, Lynda Atkins,  gave her thanks to 966 (Wallingford) Sqn on behalf of the Town Council, for giving assistance throughout the day.

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