Veterans and cadets together for parade
HONOURED cadets helped veterans dedicate the Queen’s Colours at a ceremony.
The Langtoft, The Deepings and District branch of the Royal British Legion dedicated the standard at a service in Langtoft on Sunday.
They invited the band of the 51 Orton Squadron (ATC) to accompany them on a parade through the village before a dedication service was held in the church.
Thomas Brand is the honourary secretary of the branch and the standard bearer for the Queen’s Colours.
He said: “The cadets were great and played really well, especially considering they only started practising for the day on Wednesday.
“Everyone was really pleased to have them there and we are hoping it can be a long-term association.
“To have 50 people come out for a little low-key event like that is superb.”
The branch did not have their own Queen’s Colours, more often known as the Union Flag, and recently bought one.
It had to be dedicated so it can be used at future events.
It was the first time the band had performed in public and it is hoped to be repeated.
Natasha Rodinett, chairman of the civilian committee for the cadets, said: “It was a huge honour and it all went very well.”
The branch of the Royal British Legion is actively recruiting new members. For more information find the group on www.facebook.com
honour: The 51 Orton Squadron (ATC) band.
queen’s colours: Thomas Brand with the branch’s new standard and Cadet Corporal Will Carr
standards: Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes members Bob Buff, Pete Carnell, Tony Carrington and Alan Brown on parade