20 July 2017
Keeping up their latest tradition, Cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV’s) from B Squadron LNR ACF made their way to the National Memorial Arboretum for a day of paying respects, remembrance and education.
The cadets toured parts of the arboretum (it’s too large to see in one day!) as well as having time to explore the site themselves. The arboretum contains over 300 memorials in 150 acres.
The cadets and CFAV’s held a small service on the newly built Armed Forces Memorial, which contains more than 16,000 names of those who have been killed in the line of duty in conflicts since 1945. During the service, members of B Squadron headquarters then recited a poem about the poppy and the Officer Commanding B Squadron, Major Colin Wells then gave the Act of Remembrance.
During the day, the cadets also laid a wreath on the memorial to the 9th/12th Royal Lancers; the regiment who B Squadron were affiliated to by cap badge they wore before rebadging to The Royal Lancers.
The cadets and CFAV’s thoroughly enjoyed the day, learning about and remembering those who will never be forgotten.
Military Knowledge, which also studies the history of regiments affiliated to LNR ACF is part of the ACF Syllabus and one of the many activities which cadets take part in. It helps bring connection of the Army Cadet Force with members of the Armed Forces, both past and present, whilst helping to teach one of the core values of the Army Cadet Force; “Mutual Respect”.
If you are interested in joining LNR ACF as a cadet or Cadet Force Adult Volunteer, please click on the “How do I Join” link above, or contact our Headquarters on 0116 277 9701.
Photography & Story by:
SI Sammie Carter
PR Rep – B Sqn