Cadets Support Remembrance Weekend

On the weekend of the 10th and 11th of November 2012, cadets and staff of 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) came out in force to support the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Hoddesdon town centre on the Saturday and also marched through Hoddesdon town as part of the annual Remembrance Parade on the Sunday.

On the Saturday, the cadets and staff were stationed throughout Hoddesdon town centre supporting the Poppy Appeal and the public were very generous in their support and hundreds of poppies were purchased. 

The following day, the Remembrance Parade assembled and formed up at the Hoddesdon Civic Hall and the staff and cadets of 1239 Squadron were joined by members of the armed forces, veterans, the Army Cadet Force and other youth organisations to remember those fallen in conflicts past and present.

As the parade passed through Hoddesdon to the Cenotaph, hundreds of people lined the streets and vicinity of the Cenotaph. After the Act of Remembrance and wreath laying, the Squadron reformed and marched to St Catherine and St Paul Church for the Remembrance Service. 

Flight Lieutenant Mark Richards, Officer Commanding 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron said "It's great to see the cadets turn out this weekend to support the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal and the Remembrance Day Parade through Hoddesdon and Service. Despite it being a very cold weekend, this didn't dampen the cadet's enthusiasm to support and I am very proud of the cadets who gave up their weekend to recognise the sacrifices made by others and support the Royal British Legion".