Air Cadet Casualty of WWII Remembered


By Cadet Sergeant Chadwick,1094 (Ely) Squadron 

During the remembrance period last year, Cadet Sergeant Chadwick researched and visited the grave of Cadet Pelham Rolfe of 1124 (Mildenhall) Squadron who died as a result of enemy action during the Second World War.

As a result of the publicity that this received, he was contacted by Pelham’s brother, Ivor saying thank you. Earlier this year Cadet Sergeant Chadwick met with Mr. Rolfe:

“It was an honour to meet Ivor, and I am glad he appreciated the gesture. It was a privilege to be shown a selection of original artefacts from the time, including the official photographs from the military funeral Cadet. Rolfe received and the original newspaper cuttings. I was shocked to hear how low-key it was kept at the time, and I am proud to have been able to bring Pelham’s story out in the open a bit more than it was. There are not many cadets who have received war graves and it is extremely important that we remember each and every one of them. I returned to the grave this year, and placed a poppy cross on behalf of 1094 Squadron and the RAF Air Cadets as a whole.”