Last weekend, cadets from 56 (Woolwich) Squadron were given an invitation to attend the Greater London Authority Service of Remembrance at London City Hall.
The Service of Remembrance was an opportunity to mark the sacrifice made by the members of the London government organisations who died on active military service. The very Rev Andrew Nunn the Dean of Southwark Cathedral performed the service, which was attended by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Chair of the London assembly, Borough Mayors from across London and senior military personnel.
Meeting the mayor
Cadets were taken by surprise by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who took time to chat to them, and thank them for their attendance. The emotional service also including the laying of wreaths, as well as readings given by representatives of different faiths.
Cadet Corporal Chloe Edwards aged 18 commented “It was an emotional event and it was amazing to see the amount of people who were touched by the ceremony.”
After the service, the cadets were invited to the upper rooftop reception overlooking the Tower of London for refreshments and the opportunity to meet the guests and dignitaries, and take lots of photos with them!
Cadets Aron Harmsworth aged 14 years commented; “ I was really surprised to get to meet the Mayor of London and have the opportunity to talk to him. He seemed really interested in what we do in cadets!”