Show so spe­cial for lo­cal cadets

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The last Wed­nes­day in July is a fixed date in the di­ary of42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Cadets. For many years they have been tasked with as­sist­ing at the an­nual San­dring­ham Flower Show.

It all started when the squadron was asked to help with park­ing the thou­sands of cars as they flocked on to the Royal Es­tate for the show. The job done, the cadets then formed an hon­our guard for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the show’s pa­tron.

Over the years, the cadets’ smart­ness, po­lite­ness and all round pro­fes­sion­al­ism saw them in­creas­ingly asked to take on other im­por­tant du­ties.

This year saw cadets car park­ing and oth­ers as­sist­ing at the San­dring­ham As­so­ci­a­tion of Royal War­rant Hold­ers’ tent.

On the ar­rival of the show’s cur­rent pa­trons, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Corn­wall, other cadets had the hon­our of low­er­ing the Union flag and rais­ing the Prince of Wales’ Stan­dard.

Then as the royal cou­ple toured the flo­ral dis­plays and var­i­ous mar­quees, two cadets, Cadet Cor­po­ral Ed­ward Spencer and Cadet Isaac Mayes were priv­i­leged to ac­com­pany them to as­sist with col­lect­ing the nu­mer­ous gifts that well-wish­ers pre­sented.

Be­fore leav­ing the show­ground to re­turn to San­dring­ham House, Prince Charles and the Duchess car­ried on the late Queen Mother’s tra­di­tion of talk­ing to the cadets.

Julie Lis­ter, com­mit­tee hon­orary sec­re­tary said: “The show is a fan­tas­tic event. Visi­tors to our stand are al­ways full of praise for our cadets. San­dring­ham is a show­case event not only for our 42F cadets but the whole Air Cadet or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

Prince Charles meets the Cadets.

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