Air cadets’ tribute trip in war anniversary year

2222 (Brigg) Squadron Band played in front of a crowd of 4,500 at the Flemish war memorial Menin Gate. EMN-140905-162331001
2222 (Brigg) Squadron Band played in front of a crowd of 4,500 at the Flemish war memorial Menin Gate. EMN-140905-162331001

Air Cadets from 2222 (Brigg) Squadron travelled to Europe to pay homage to mark the 100-year anniversary of those who lost their lives fighting for their countries in the great wars.

And the Squadron Band played in front of a crowd of 4,500 at the Menin Gate war memorial.

The band took part in the ceremony which is held every night at 8pm, playing 15 minutes before the ceremony and then during the ceremony itself.

Brigg Cadet Katie Willoughby escorted the wreath bearer in laying a poppy on behalf of Trent Wing.

As well as the Last Post Ceremony the group also visited a number of other poignant locations within Belgium and France.

They laid wreaths at the German Cemetery at Langemark, before visiting the Tynecott Cemetery to pay their respects to the British and Commonwealth soldiers laid to rest there.

A visit was also paid to the trench system and museum at Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood, and the Clothall Museum in the centre of Ypres.

There was also a stop off at the RAF St Omer Memorial in Northern France.

For more information on Brigg ATC, contact the Squadron Commander, Flt Lt Gill Wills.

You should email him on: oc.2222@aircadets.org.