Cadets in the Combined Cadet Force paid tribute to those who fought and died in World War One on Remembrance Sunday.
Over the course of the week over 170 cadets took part in parades in Lancaster and Bentham where they also dedicated a new memorial.
On Saturday the cadets visited Bentham and took part in the unveiling of a new memorial to combine the fallen from both High and Low Bentham. Virtually the first name on the memorial is John Atkinson, grandfather of Captain John Atkinson who runs the LRGS CCF Army section. John thought the cadets were only going over to unveil the memorial, what he didn’t know was that they were also going over to parade separately at his grandfather’s grave.
On Remembrance Sunday, the CCF took part in another Contingent Remembrance Parade to remember the 76 former pupils from Lancaster Royal Grammar School who lost their lives during WW1. At Lancaster Priory, a rose was laid at the altar by a cadet in memory of each of the Old Lancastrians who fell in WW1.
The Revd Canon Chris Newlands, Vicar of Lancaster, said: “Many thanks for organising the contribution from the cadets at the Remembrance Day service.
For me, that was the stand-out moment of the service. Every cadet fulfilled their role with dignity and respect and it was really good that it was possible to include your contribution in the service.”