9 September 2016
B Squadron, LNR ACF Army Cadets were once again invited to participate in the annual Victory Show held in Cosby last weekend to remember and commemorate the men and women who lost their lives between 1939-45 during World War 2.
The show played host to countless historical societies and re-enactment groups who specialize in bringing WW2 to life with uniforms, vehicles, weaponry and interesting stories and facts from the period along with a massive battle re-enactment. Our cadets had the opportunity to learn about the British, German, US, Russian military forces and countless others from all over the world.
Donning their ceremonial uniforms, the cadets were given the honour of being “Lance Guard” for the VIPs at the show; standing guard proudly outside the VIP area and having photos taken and answering questions about what they do in the ACF.
LNR ACF Corps of Drums also performed whilst marching around the site on the Saturday, whilst the climbing wall and recruitment stand boosted our presence, getting LNR ACF “out there” and informing other young people about what we do and how to join. (Donations were also taken on the climbing wall, raising funds for “ABF The Soldiers’ Charity”; another shining example of community work by the Army Cadet Force.
Overall, the weekend was a fantastic success –and the cadets thoroughly enjoyed the show. We had nothing but positive feedback from re-enactors and visitors.
Report and Photography by: SI Sammie Carter, (PR Rep, B Squadron)