SMI Debbie Callaghan, County PRO
A truly amazing day spent at Holcombe Moor Training Camp with hundreds of cadets & adult volunteers enjoying the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations which included a parade. The parade was to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. The parade was led by Greater Manchester Corps of Drums. A Drumhead Service was performed by Padre Hugh Bearn and Padre Rev Dr Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne.
Our Hon Col Sharman Birtles, JP DL Vice Lord-Lieutenant along with her husband Grahame attended to celebrate with the cadets and staff. After speaking with everyone in attendance the Hon Col & our Commandant, Col Catherine Harrison took their place on the Dias for the cadets and staff to march past and take the salute.
Prior to getting onto parade for the march past, RSMI Dougie Craddock called the cadets and staff to attention and took the lead on giving three cheers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for 70 years on the throne and celebrating her Platinum Jubilee.
On the attached pictures I have tried to capture as many cadets and staff as possible. Two videos were also taken live on Facebook during the parade. The videos can be found on our Facebook page (2 June).More pictures to follow of our street party and the lighting of the Beacon.
For pictures of Greater Manchester ACF Platinum Jubilee Parade please click here.