HSY Remembers

Cadets and CFAV from across the county take part in remembrance events - By Capt N Bizzell

HSY Remembers

14 November 2022

  • Humberside And South Yorkshire ACF

The county were out in force this weekend representing the Army Cadet Force at remembrance events across the region. With armistice day on Friday and Remembrance Sunday on Sunday the events spanned the weekend. In addition in the weeks leading up to this many of our detachments have been out assisting the Royal British Legion Collecting for the Poppy Appeal

On Friday Evening Cadets and CFAV from both Wenlock and Middleton Detachments attended Hull City Hall, Assisting the RBL with the sale of raffle tickets and greeting guests.

All involved had the privilege of watching the service and participating alongside members of the public, veterans, current serving personnel, the sea Cadets and Police Cadets. Cadet Corporal David Farquhar had the honour of parading the county standard during the muster and act of Remembrance.

On Saturday evening, Cadets and CFAV from Wenlock Detachment attended a service dedicated to remembering service personnel from the RAMC from 3rd Northumbrian Field Ambulance (1914-1919), 150(Northumbrian) Field Ambulance (1939-1945), and 3 Medical Regiment (2012).

They assisted with escorting and serving the dignitaries, including the Lord Mayor of Hull, Brigadier Mixer and General Callow(RAMC Retired).

Sunday saw the main parades. The county footprint covers a large area and a mix of urban and rural areas, as such the events covered a range events from small intimate ceremonies to large parades.

At some our CFAV and cadets were the only military organisation represented, at others a small part of a large body including regular, reserves, veterans, representatives from the tri-service cadet forces and other youth groups.

C company had a large representation in the city of Doncaster and smaller parades at Mexborough, Rossington Edlington and Hoyland. The Doncaster parade included the Corps of Drums.

Sergeant Major Instructor (SMI) Ann Bowers Core of Drums Detachment said: "All cadets and adults should be really proud of themselves today, I know I am. They were all amazing"

Parent of Cadet Corporal Callem Havenhand, Mel said: "My son loves the cadets so we were excited to come and watch him parade. It was brilliant a very proud moment for us".

D company were represented in Sheffield City Centre by Manor Top and Greenhill Detachments, and at parades in Rotherham, Penistone, and Stannington.

B company and the Band were in Hull with Cadets and CFAV from B Company, Cottingham, Hymers, Middleton, Wenlock and Signals Detachments. Major Troughton led the company and Cadet Corporal David Farquhar (Wenlock Detachment) Paraded the county standard.