Each year 2473 squadron supports two Remembrance Parades. This is my 3rd year taking part.
The morning parade is in Southgate and we provide band and march to St Andrew’s church. We take part in the Remembrance service including raising banner and laying wreaths. In the afternoon we march with other cadet forces in Enfield to the remembrance service at the War Memorial at Chase Green Gardens, marching through Enfield Town to receive the salute from the mayor at Market Square.
Armistice Day is on 11th November and is also known as Remembrance Day. The anniversary is used to remember all the people who have died in wars. This year was also the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI - at the 11th hour, on the 11th day in the 11th month, in 1918. A two minute silence is held at 11am. Poppies are also worn as a symbol of remembrance at this time as they grew on the battle fields of WWI after the war ended. It’s good to take part, we must remember those that fought and died in the wars to protect our future.