Air cadets hit heights at graduation parade

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A GRADUATION parade held by the 1803 (HUCKNALL) SQUADRON OF THE AIR TRAINING CORPS (ATC) marked the completion by eight cadets of their induction course.

Cadet Flight Sergeant Daniel Hubbard handed the parade to the officer commanding, Flight Lieutenant James Dodd. He welcomed the parents, friends and family of the cadets to the event and then invited the squadron padre, Hucknall rector the Rev Kathryn Herrod, to say a prayer.

Flying Officer Mark Daffey spoke to parents about the aims of the ATC, which offers young people the chance to experience service life and take part in all kinds of sporting and adventure training. He then referred to the objectives of the course which the new cadets had just completed.

All cadets on the squadron renewed their promise and the officer commanding presented certificates of attendance to the graduating cadets.

The parade then completed a march past, led by Cadet Flight Sergeant Hubbard and accompanied by the squadron banner and escorts.

After dismissal, the new cadets demonstrated a silent drill routine they had learned. This ended with the cadets forming the shape of the Union flag.

n OUR PHOTO shows cadets at the graduation.