Horizon Festival of Remembrance 2018

On Thursday the 8th of November, cadets and staff from 148 (Barnsley) Squadron attended the annual Festival of Remembrance at Horizon Community College.

This year the service consisted of a commemoration of the centenary of the end of the First World War. The night started with the presentation of the standards. Standard Bearers from local cadet forces, the Royal British Legion and other associations marched smartly down the stairs and paraded the standards through the auditorium.

Speeches were then made by staff from Horizon School, and other dignitaries including the RBL County Chairman Christine Spencer and Dan Jarvis MP. Hymns and other pieces were played by the Barnsley metropolitan band, whilst the Sea, Army and Air Cadets and then the drum head altar was formed by our cadets. The drum head is the battle field equivalent of a cenotaph which was used to lay reefs against during the evening.

The Union flag and Royal British Legion County Standards were then paraded with the Clergy and the National Anthem and Last Post were played. As always it is an honour to take part in such an important event to commemorate all those who have lost their lives when serving in the Armed Forces. The evening overall was a huge success and all those who took part should be very proud of themselves as everyone conducted themselves in a sensible and respectful manner.

Spectemur Agendo