South West Region

Commemorating the Centenary of WWI at Cheltenham Races

On Sunday 18 November, 55 cadets & staff from Gloucester, Quedgeley, Innsworth, Cheltenham, Bishop’s Cleave and Tewkesbury Squadron‘s joined in a joint services parade at the Cheltenham Races to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the “Gloucesters” who fought. The cadets marched alongside both veterans and current members of the armed forces, along with fellow cadet groups from the area.

In the bull-ring, the parade observed a moments silence sounded by the Reveille and overseen by the new Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire, Edward Gillespie, who inspected the front ranks of the parade.

Following lunch, the cadets formed a second parade to march past in front of the audience stands to salute Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, who was also in attendance.

The event was the last of this year’s Remembrance for many of our cadets and staff, who have proudly marched again and again across the region, in honour of the fallen.

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  • 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