On Sunday 8th November 2015, 70 cadets and staff from 422 (Corby) Squadron, Royal Air Force Air Cadets, attended the local Remembrance parade organised by the Corby branch of the Royal British Legion to honour those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
The parade, led by Corby Air Cadet’s Squadron Commander Flight Lieutenant Kev Ritchie RAFVR(T), moved from 422’s Squadron Headquarters at 10:30am, making its way to the cenotaph at St. John the Baptist Church in Corby Old Village.
The Reverend Paul Frost, Corby Squadron’s Chaplain, led the ceremony at the cenotaph, where over 50 wreaths were laid by those who wished to pay their respects. This year, 422’s wreaths were laid by Cadet Corporal Eleanor Walvin and Cadet William Rhodes.
Following the Church service and a march past back into the centre of the Old Village, the parade was dismissed and all were invited back to the Ex-Serviceman’s Club for a buffet and trophy presentation ceremony.
Every year a trophy is awarded to the youth organisation that raises the most money towards the Poppy Appeal. For the second year running, after raising over £1,500 across three consecutive weekends, 422 (Corby) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets were presented the L/Cpl James Ashworth VC trophy by Kerry Ashworth. Collecting the trophy on the Squadron’s behalf was Cadet Corporal Eve Pavitt.