Military past and future join forces

LINK-UP -- proud members of the Legion and the Army Cadets rubberstamp their affiliation (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).
LINK-UP -- proud members of the Legion and the Army Cadets rubberstamp their affiliation (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).

SOLDIERS of the future from the Bulwell Detachment of the Army Cadet Force (SNH Battery) have teamed up with military personnel of the past in a new link with the Bulwell Royal British Legion.

At an affiliation ceremony held at the Bestwood Road Sports and Social Club in the town, representatives of the Army Cadets, led by Cadet Sgt Laura Good, were given a warm welcome by the Legion officials, who included president Father Andy Nicolls, chairman John Prichard and Ron Hickling.

Mr Prichard, of Broomhill Road, Bulwell, welcomed the affiliation. He said: “It has brought two wonderful organisations together, one with youth and energy and the other with wisdom and experience.

“The aim of the affiliation is to provide mutual support and encouragement within our community and to promote all the good that Bulwell has to offer.”

Mr Nicolls, priest-in-charge at St Mary’s Church, Highbury Road, Bulwell, said: “Bulwell is rich in many ways with various organisations and special people enriching the lives of many.

“The joining together of two of the town’s most esteemed organisations is a big step forwards. I for one look forward to being involved in a partnership that has the community at heart.”

Laura Good, speaking on behalf of the cadets, said: “The Royal British Legion is much revered and we are proud to be associated with it.”