Welsh Cadets Celebrate Armed Forces Day in Llandudno

03 Jul 2018

Air cadets and staff from several squadrons in North Wales and No 2 Welsh Wing, were involved in the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations in Llandudno.   

Cadets and volunteers took part in a large parade of more than 1,500 regular, reserve personnel and veterans, with HRH the Princess Royal taking the salute.

The day of celebration, commemoration and inspiration also featured a military village, where air cadets engaged with members of the public as well as playing host to a number of VIPS.  

The Princess Royal, followed by her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence (ret’d) made a visit to the military village to meet with cadets and volunteers.

The Rt Hon Theresa May, the Prime Minister, also spent some time viewing the displays and showed a particular interest in the Viking glider cockpit, which was a huge attraction for visiting children, and spent a few minutes talking to staff and cadets.

Squadron Leader Simon Povey, No 2 Welsh Wing Sector Manager, said:  "The lead up to this year's Armed Forces Day was hectic but full of excitement. 

"Our presence in the military village, alongside the RAF, was inundated with visitors as they tried their hand at the climbing tower, sat in the Viking and asked us many questions about air cadets.  It was a very successful day.

"We were also extremely proud to take part in this huge parade, which celebrated the Royal Air Force's 100th birthday."

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