Cadets join town to pay respects

MIRFIELD Army Cadets were among the uniformed organisations who formed part of the Remembrance Day parade on Sunday.

The standard bearers carrying the Army Cadet Force (ACF) colours were 14-year-old cadet Ashleigh Craig and carrying the colours for the Fellowship of the Services was cadet Debra Shillito, 15. Cadets Sarah Bottomley and Ashley Thompson completed the Mirfield ACF colour party.

Colour Sgt Mark Broadhead said he was extremely pleased with the response from the cadets and their parents in ensuring their presence on such an important occasion.

Corp Ann Thomas, representing the ACF, was one of many to lay wreaths at the war memorial in Ings Grove.

l Nine cadets from the Mirfield detachment were also out and about in the town on Saturday raising money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

At times they were joined by Mirfield’s town councillors and the mayor, James Taylor.

The cadets would like to thank businesses who supported them, including Cloggs Cafe for keeping them supplied with hot drinks and Greggs bakers who provided hot soup for lunch.

ACF civilian assistant Beverly Craig said there had been lots of people patting the cadets on the back and telling them they were doing a great job.