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215 (City of Swansea) Squadron, Air Training Corps

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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION ACTIVITIES

All Cadets and Staff are urged to attend all of the following parades and activities ~ full details are provided during your nightly briefs.

Thursday 11 Nov 2010 ~ Cenotaph Parade ~ Mumbles Road

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM !

 



215 sets new standards at the very first 'Cenotaph Parade' in Morriston

Cadets of 215 paraded their standards in front of the Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff and Lord Mayor at the
very first 'Cenotaph Parade' in Morriston Park, Swansea.

Sian James MP, Val Lloyd AM and Chief Superintendent Mark Mathias were also in attendance for this historical occasion where the Cadets were commended very highly for their professionalism and support for the Veteran Associations.

The Cadets of 215 now carry over thirteen standards for various associations - this must be a record !


Kathryn Jenkins is the face of the 'POPPY APPEAL'

215 Squadron is the drive behind the 'Poppy Appeal' in the City and County of Swansea providing Cadets and Staff for over twenty days at six different superstores.

Last year the Staff and Cadets helped the Swansea Branch collect over £47,000 ~ a record since the British Legion was formed in Swansea.

If any parents or relatives of Cadets want to help collect this year especially in the evenings from 17.00 until 21.00 hours - please contact the CO asap.

'WE WILL REMEMBER THEM'

 

'The Wave'
Salutes the Cadets of 215 for their work for the 'Poppy Appeal'

Cdt Amy John (f) and Cadet Daniel Ray were given special 'Air Time' on 'The Wave' Radio Station as they committed over 10 hours to the 'Poppy Appeal' fundraising activities in ASDA for 2008. The Cadets were escorted by A/Sgt Carol John (f) throughout the day and the Cadets collected over £500.00.

The Cadets of 215 are the supreme supporters of the Royal British Legion 'Poppy Appeal' in Wales.

Cadets help RBL Swansea Branch Close Club & Office Premises 2008

Cadets helped Officers of the Swansea Branch move all their 'Poppy Appeal' equipment from the old Club Premises and RBL Office to a storage facility at the TA Center in Morfa. It is hoped that a new office will be found very shortly to provide for the Members and Welfare Cases throughout the City and County of Swansea.

215 Squadron Staff and Cadets are on their way to helping raise the highest collection for the 'Poppy Appeal' in the history of Swansea Branch and the Royal British Legion.

The estimated figure so far is well over £40,000, with at least £25,000 of this figure being raised by the Staff and Cadets throughout Swansea.

The final figures will be revealed soon but 215 has once more 'Set New Standards' within the Community and everyone involved can be immensely proud of their efforts.


WORK HARD & PLAY HARD - 215 SPONSORED CURRY

Civilian Committee Member Motlib Latif and Abdul Latif sponsored ninety one Cadets with an indian buffet after the Cadets and Staff worked extremely hard over a four week period for the
Royal British Legion and the 'Poppy Appeal 2007'.

THE PARADES & CHURCH SERVICES 2007

The Next Generation'

'Above and Beyond All Expectations'

215 Squadron Parades over 91 Cadets to support the Remembrance Parades throughout Swansea.

(More Picture to Follow)

 


Festival of Remembrance - Sat 10 Nov 2007

Lt Col Louise Abel and Lt Cdr Jacque Olivier, representatives of the Australian and Canadian Embassys met the Cadets of the Squadron at the Festival of Remembrance at the Brangwyn Hall on Saturday 10th Novemebr 2007.

Lt Col Louise Abel presented the Squadron with a number of gifts from the Australian Embassy as she will be returning to Australia in 10 weeks time after completing her tour in Great Britain.


Over 70 Cadets of the Squadron and twelve Staff attended the street collections for the 'Poppy Appeal'
throughout the City and County of Swansea.

The Cadets and Staff were also responsible for delivering over 500 'Poppy Boxes' and covering
five superstores throughout the appeal.


First Day 'Festival of Remembrance Programme 2007 Issue'
presented to the Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea,
Councillor Susan Waller

Pilot Officer Paul Brannigan and Cadets of 215 presented the very first issue of the Festival Programme to The Lord Mayor at the 'Cross of Peace' Service, Swansea on Saturday 3rd November 2007.

The Lord Mayor commended the Squadron for its dedication to the Royal British Legion, which is certainly above and beyond that expected of any Youth Organisation in the United Kingdom.

Veterans and Members of the Royal British Legion are delighted with the Squadron's efforts in producing a superb programme, which has raised the standards of the Festival at the Brangwyn Hall.

The Programmes are estimated to raise over £900 for the 'Poppy Appeal'.

Do you possess good IT Skills ? - If the answer is yes !

Come and join our Deisn & Technology Team at 215 ?

Cross of Peace Service - Danygraig - Sat 03 Nov 07


Seven standards were paraded for the Veteran Associations whilst 45 other Squadron Cadets were collecting for the 'Poppy Appeal' in the City Centre, Tesco, Sainsbury and Asda.

Supporting the Royal British Legion and our Armed Forces
!


'Poppy Appeal Opening Ceremonies - Oct 2007



2007 'Festival of Remembrance' Programme work starts


Pilot Officer Paul Brannigan has started the design work for this years programme, which follows the successful printing of last years programme, which was a sell out.

The Programme raised over £2500.


' The Viceroy of India ' hosts 215 after a very busy
Remembrance Weekend ~ 2006








A maximum turn out of Cadets and Staff presented an exemplary image for the Air Training Corps throughout the City when the Squadron marched to and from St Mary's Church.

The Staff and Cadets were then hosted by our very good friends and Civilian Committee sponsors Mr Abdul & Motlib Latif.

The High Commission Representatives of Australia and Canada are welcomed to the City and County of Swansea

Lt Col Louise Abel is welcomed by the Cadets of 215 who made her feel at home from the very start - her official escort
for the evening was Flt Lt Lorraine Flower.

Lt Cdr Jacques Olivier was also welcomed by the Cadets of 215 and given the VIP treatment for the evening - his official
escort for the evening was Flt Lt Lorraine Flower.



' WE WILL REMEMBER THEM'

'Forty Cadets from the Squadron braved the elements at the Cenotaph to pay their respects to those who have paid
the ultimate sacrifice.

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old,

Age Shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM



RBL Programmes ready for the 'Festival of Remembrance 2006



Cadets show off their proud design and printing after hundreds of hours of commitment in providing the Royal British legion with a programme to be proud of.

Buy one of these 'Collectors Items' at the Brangwyn Hall on Sat 11 Nov 2006 and

'SUPPORT THE POPPY APPEAL FOR 2006'

Royal British Legion Programme 2006

The 215 'Dare to Excel' motto has hit new heights this weekend when the Cadets and Staff printed off two hundred and fifty Royal British Legion 'Festival of Remembrance' Programmes under the watchful eye of Pilot Officer Paul Brannigan.

Literally hundreds of hours of design and printing have been dedicated by the Squadron to ensure that this year's RBL Programme has been professionally produced for this major charity at a fifth of the price.

All the proceeds from the design and printing savings will be donated back into the 'Poppy Appeal' for 2006.

Paul said, ' WHAT WE SAY WE CAN DO - WE DO ! '

Cadet Bedson, 13 yrs launches the 'Poppy Appeal' 2006

Cadet Bedson lays a WAAF Cross of Peace at the opening ceremonies at the Swansea Market, Friday 27 October 2006

'ASDA & SAINSBURY'S REWARDED FOR RBL SUPPORT '

Cadets presented Asda and Sainsburys Superstores with the Royal British Legion Certificates for outstanding support and dedication for the 'Poppy Appeal'.

The Stores collected over £5,000 for the 'POPPY APPEAL 2005'

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION OPENING CEREMONIES - OCTOBER 2002

The Cadets attended the Opening Ceremonies for the 'Poppy Appeal' at the County Hall and the Swansea Market

Danygraig Service of Remembrance


The Cenotaph, Swansea

 

 

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