MARCH AIR CADETS HONOUR THE FALLEN

Last Monday, eleven cadets and two members of staff from 1220 (March) Squadron took part in television coverage by ITV Anglia commemorating the centenary of the start of World War One.

Cadet Corporal Joe Goodman playing the Last Post for the film crew.

Cadet Corporal Joe Goodman playing the Last Post for the film crew.

At the event, Cadet Corporal Joe Goodman (16) played the Last Post which was later shown on the ITV coverage of the event. Joe had been awarded Best Solo Bugler at the recent Wing Music Competition and responded to the event coordinator’s search for a bugler. Other cadets were also keen to take part and formed the background for the telecast.

The programme was a mix of pre-recorded and live parts interspersed with other elements from around the broadcast area. The programmed ended with Cpl Goodman playing the Last Post. After performing, he said “I was really nervous about playing on TV, but excited at the same time.”

Cadets and staff from Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing with ITV Anglia presenter Jonathan Wills

Cadets and staff from Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Wing with ITV Anglia presenter Jonathan Wills

The cadets were immensely proud to represent today’s youth in remembrance of the sacrifices made 100 years ago by service personnel around the world.