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Cadet Force honours the fallen

Redditch Editorial 30th Apr, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

ALCESTER CADET Force has succeeded in its bid to send cadets to Belgium to commemorate the First World War.

Beckett’s Farm boosted the appeal by adding £500 to the fund to ensure all of the cadets can make the trip and is also donating packed lunches to the youngsters.

Seventeen cadets, along with seven members of the Force, made the trip to visit the war cemeteries.

Civilian offical, Tracey Flavell, whose son is a member of the Cadet Force, said: “The cadets had been researching the names of local veterans and have found a couple of them listed in Belgium.”

The 13 to 17-year-olds paraded in full uniform at The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres, one of four British and Commonwealth memorials to those who fell in the Ypres Salient.

Along with the help of the people of Alcester, the Cadet Force has managed to raise the £7,000 required for the trip to Belgium.

Ms Flavell added: “We need to thank the people of Alcester for all of their help.”

The total was raised from quizzes and auctions in the community and a presentation evening will be held at The Holly Bush, on May 2 at 6pm to thank everyone who helped make the trip possible.

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