By Major Andy Pilling, Company Commander No 1 (Minden) Company
On Saturday 22nd July Cadets and staff from No 1 (Minden) Company attended the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
On a rainy Saturday morning cadets paraded at Heywood Detachment to travel to the National Memorial Arboretum, the 150-acre site, with over 400 memorials dedicated to as a tribute to those who have served their Country.
The memorial has visitors from all over the world along with serving and retired service personnel. A proud moment for the cadets to have a group picture standing with a Chelsea Pensioner in his distinctive long scarlet frock coat.
The cadets and staff took time to visit the numerous memorials and had their own private thoughts about what and who they represent. Some of the name’s former friends and colleagues of the staff.
The National Memorial Arboretum gave the cadets an understanding of the sacrifice given by others over many conflicts, and they paid their respect to all those individuals.
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