On 31st March the parents of eight of the latest young people to join the ranks of 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Cadets proudly watched as they were enrolled into the Corps, having completed their junior cadet training, by the Reverend Ron Tuck.
Rev Tuck is the Wing Chaplain for Norfolk & Suffolk Wing of the ATC. As the Lynn Squadron is currently without its own dedicated chaplain Ron made a 60 mile journey across Norfolk from his home in the east of the county to officiate at this important occasion.
The clocks having been put forward for Summer Time a week previously it meant that the evening was light enough for the ceremony to take place outside beneath the Squadron Ensign. Having had a pre enrolment chat with these newest members about their vows and their meaning they now stood to attention to collectively make their cadet promise before individually stepping forward to be welcomed into the Air Training Corps.
The enrolments over everyone collected around the Squadron’s memorial to its own WWII fallen. This memorial also remembers the crew of Mosquito aircraft NS 988 that crashed into the waters of The Wash in 1945 and whose twisted propeller blade forms the centre piece of the memorial. A remembrance candle was lit before Rev Tuck said a short prayer