Every year Cadets throughout the organisation get together to celebrate ATC Sunday. 2012 was no different, with over 650 Cadets and Staff from the newly formed Cumbria and Lancashire Wing getting together for a Church service and then march past in Lancaster.
As part of the service the new Wing Banner was dedicated by The Reverend (Group Captain) Richard Lee QHC AKC df FRSA RAF Ret’d, Wing Chaplain and Rector of Egremont.
The route took the parade along Lancaster’s one way system, bringing the whole of the City to a halt. 967 Squadron’s Commanding Officer played a pivotal role – commanding Number 3 Flight. The flight consisted of almost 100 Cadets and Staff from Squadron’s on the Fylde coast. Cadet Spencer commented on what it was like to be part of the parade:
Being part of such a huge group of Cadets was truly aweinspiring.
There was an excellent turn out from the 967 (BAe Warton) Squadron’s Cadets, with 13 on parade.
Flight Lieutenant Steve Faulkner, Officer Commanding 967, later commented:
It fills me with great pride that Cadets from 967 join in celebration of the formation of the ATC. The history of the ATC dates back to 1941 and we are honoured to play our role in continuing the great work of the Cadets in their communities and wider afield.
Cadet Parker summed the day up:
What is not to like; tea and biscuits after showing Lancaster our image!
Many thanks to WO Barnard for the photos.