Local link found on Battlefields trip

Market Rasen Cadets at Tyncotte Cemetery EMN-140321-121139001
Market Rasen Cadets at Tyncotte Cemetery EMN-140321-121139001

A three-day trip to the Battlefields of Flanders made a poignant link for members of Market Rasen Air Training Corps.

While visiting the Menin Gate, the cadets managed to locate the memorial to Rifleman Harry Enderby, killed in 1915, who lived at Waterloo Street in Market Rasen, close to the Squadron Headquarters.

The cadets joined with those from Lincoln, Horncastle and Brigg for the trip to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of The Great War.

“The cadets took part in a parade at the Menin Gate, which was witnessed by 4,500 people and was a privilege for the cadets to be part of,” said Flt Lt Dave Smith, Squadron Commander at Market Rasen.

In addition to the parade, the cadets visited a number of locations associated with the war.

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

They also visited the trench system and museum at Hill 62, Sanctuary Wood and the Clothall Museum in the centre of Ypres.

“The educational weekend was a moving and memorable experience that has helped improve the cadets’ understanding of a war that was fought long before they were born,” added Flt Lt Smith.

Market Rasen cadets meets on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7pm until 9.15pm at their Waterloo Street HQ.

For more call 01507 606397.