South West Region

Downend Cadets Celebrate Armed Forces at Avonmere Care Home

On Armed Forces Day, Saturday 30 June 18, 2152 (Downend) Detached Flight were honoured to be invited to attend Avonmere Care Home’s Armed Forces Day Celebrations.

The cadets demonstrated foot drill, banner drill and continuity drill for the residents. They then joined them for cups of tea and got the chance to talk to them about their experiences during World War 1 and World War 2 and the service that some of them have given to our Armed Forces. Some of the residents were over 100 years old and had some fantastic stories to tell including one lady who met her husband when his plane crashed in her family’s field during World War 2 and they went out to rescue him.

The cadets did themselves proud and it was an honour to give back to the local community in this way on Armed Forces Day and we hope to be able to go back next year.

  • Cadets and Staff from 13 City of Exeter Sqn travelled
  • The day continues with banner drill from Dorset  Wilts
  • The day begins with Thames Vally first up for inspection
  • Last weekend saw cadets compete in the Regional First Aid
  • RAF Museum Hendon with hantsiowwingrafac at summer camp at rafhaltonofficial
  • Congratulations to 7OS Jersey Squadron for winning the Morris Trophy
  • Cadets from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wing took part
  • SW Region with their haul of trophies from Copes Athletics
  • Some photos of our Bag Pack in various Morrisons accross