Published on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 2:44 pm
Twenty four cadets and staff from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets returned from four days in Arnhem, Holland, on 2nd September.
The expedition marked 73 years since the allied para-chute drop in World War Two as part of operation Market Garden.
The cadets visited Nijmegen bridge, which was captured by US airborne troops, before moving on to Arnhem, where they toured the local museum and took part in a 15km road march, joining groups from across Europe.
The cadets laid a wreath and held a small service of remembrance at Oosterbeek War Cemetery.
Flt Lt Ian Pepper RAF.VR(T) said; “It is important that we continue to remember such events and the cadets participating in the annual 15km road march is a fantastic way of achieving this”.
Fifteen year-old Shildon Cadet Corporal, Ellis Rowley said: “This really makes you think of the sacrifices made by those of similar ages to some of us”.
2505 Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets meets on a Monday and Thursday evening from 6.45pm to 9.30pm at the Reserve Force Centre, St Andrews Road, Bishop Auckland.
For more information see the page at www.facebook. com/2505aircadets.
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