I have no doubt that the whole Royal Air Force Air Cadets family will be excited to watch the spectacle of Their Majesties’ Coronation this weekend.
I am delighted that all MOD-sponsored Cadet Forces will be represented at the Coronation, which is a huge honour for the organisations and especially for the Cadets and Volunteers directly involved.
Thirty four cadets from the Duke of York’s Military School Combined Cadet Force, including members of the CCF(RAF) Section, will march alongside the Standards of The Royal British Legion in Parliament Square.
I am very excited for the Cadet Flight Sergeant who will parade the Air Training Corps Banner alongside representatives of the Sea Cadet Corps, Royal Marines Cadets, Volunteer Cadet Corps, Combined Cadet Force and Army Cadet Force. Good luck!
Most incredibly, one of our Cadet Warrant Officers is playing a key role in The Coronation ceremony by bearing the Flag of the United Kingdom, parading ahead of the Prime Minister at Westminster Abbey. We are immensely proud of you!
There will also be over 150 cadets and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers witnessing the Procession from the stands at Admiralty Arch. They will also be very well placed to watch the Royal Air Force flypast over Buckingham Palace should the weather permit.
I am humbled that Air Cadets will be involved throughout the weekend’s celebrations, as we honour The King and Queen and proudly celebrate Their Coronation.
Keep an eye on the Air Cadets’ Social media channels to learn more about our contribution to the Coronation, and I’m sure you will join me in wishing every representative of the Cadet Forces the very best of luck for their roles in this most historic event.