RAF Marham Hosts Cadet Parade

Station Commander addresses cadets

Station Commander addresses cadets

Air Cadets from 42F (King’s Lynn), 1018 (Downham Market), 1249 (Dereham) and 2534 (Fakenham) Squadrons were welcomed onto RAF Marham for the Corps’ annual ATC (Air Training Corps) Sunday Parade and church service.

Having been officially formed 77 years ago on 5th February 1941 the Corps individual squadrons all parade on the nearest Sunday to that date and attend a church service to renew their ‘Cadet Promise’.

The four Squadrons welcomed onto RAF Marham’s base numbered over 60 cadets who, after the parade, together with proud parents filled the base church to capacity.

The salute was taken by RAF Marham’s Base Commander, Group Captain “Cab” Townsend ADC MA RAF. He also addressed the cadets during the service which was conducted by the Reverend (Squadron Leader) Geoffrey Firth. The sermon was given by Reverend (Flight Lieutenant) Chrissie LaceyOn Parade (1)

Following the official proceedings all present, were welcomed into the chaplaincy centre for refreshments where the cadets had the opportunity to meet informally with the Station Commander.