By Major Andy Pilling, Company Commander No 1 (Minden) Company
A busy weekend for Cadets from No 1 (Minden) Company.
As Remembrance Day day approaches, like Cadets all over the UK, Cadets from No 1 (Minden) Company gave up their time for the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal in Bury, Heywood and Radcliffe. Next week giving up their weekend again to support the Royal British Legion and pay their respects in Remembrance Day Parades.
On Saturday Cadets in preparation for the Remembrance Parade in Bury town Centre attended the memorial garden, situated next to the Fusilier Museum. There they tidied the gardens, removing litter and rubbish.
On Sunday other Cadets attended the Wellington Barracks Memorial Garden on Bolton Road in Bury. They tidied the gardens from litter and removing weeds from the memorials to those who had passed away.
Cadets looking after their community and giving their personal respects to the fallen who will not be forgotten.
On Saturday and Sunday cadets assisted with the Cadet National First Aid Competition. During the weekend the cadets acted as casualties for the day, fitted with realistic cuts and wounds, to help with the reality of situations, and on Sunday helped calculate and check the scores for the all important winners of the prestigious competitions. Competitors from the Army Cadets and Sea Cadets from all over the UK and Police Cadets from the City of London attended the Greater Manchester Fire Training and Safety Complex in Bury. Although nobody lives there, they have mock up buildings and houses to allow fire fighters to train for real life. These became the first aid scenarios for the weekend to test the skills and knowledge of the cadets.
Well done to the winners from Durham Cadets
Cadets give up hundreds of hours to help in their own Communities where they live, helping to make them better places.
Well done and thank you to every one who gave up your weekend to assist in these great endeavours.