Rossett Detachment took great pleasure in including a very special guest at their Remembrance Sunday parade. 95 year old veteran Harry Buckley the great, great granddad of Cadet Corporal Emily Nicholls started as an Air Force cadet at 15 as there were no army cadets in his town but they decided when WW2 came that he was needed in the army at the age of 18. He fought in Malta and Middle East and lost many friends so today was very emotional for him.
Harry’s granddaughter Gill Nicholls said “A huge huge Thank you to all at the detachment who helped make it such a special day for my grandad. It is a day we will never forget. Those that came to talk to grandad you’ve no idea how much it meant to him. At 95 he does not go out much anymore and still lives at home. So to come out today, with so many people, was a huge thing for him and he was very humble and grateful for the welcome he received.”
Harry posted “I am the most proud Great Great Grandad today being allowed to place the cadet’s wreath on the Cenotaph alongside my great great granddaughter Cadet Corporal Emily Nicholls. Many thanks for arranging this honour for me. I am forever grateful.”
Rossett Detachment Commander Chalky White said, “it was a delight and an honour to have a very special guest member of the detachment for the parade Harry was fantastic.”