Cadets from 459 (Windsor) and 2477 (Britwell) Squadrons attended their usual Air Cadet Sunday service at the start of February.
The big difference for cadets and staff this year was the invitation from the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, to attend Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in uniform.
The Queen’s private chapel is within the walls of Windsor Castle and is also the home of the Order of the Garter, the oldest and highest order of chivalry on Britain. It has hosted Royal weddings and the annual Garter ceremony in June when new members of the Order are admitted.
The Dean’s Vicar is Michael Boag, who also volunteers as Windsor Squadron Chaplain, and was the organiser of the day’s events. “It’s good to let the cadets see me at work in my day job!” he said.
The cadets enjoyed a look around the Chapel and a short presentation on its history after the service combined with a chance to meet some of the Military Knights. Lots of the cadet’s parents took up the invitation as well and it was a fascinating look at part of England’s history.
Windsor Squadron are always open to visitors at their St Leonard’s Road headquarters where prospective cadets and adult volunteer staff can glimpse what goes on in this progressive part of the Air Cadet movement, such as shooting, with small bore and full bore service rifles, our own flying simulator with professional instruction and a chance to learn to fly in the real thing, stay at RAF airfields at home and in places like Cyprus, Gibraltar and Germany.
Alternatively contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01753 620 151 on Monday or Thursday parade evenings.
If you’re in Slough and want to join Air Cadets, try 2477 (Britwell) Squadron and just pop along to their HQ at Hemming Way (off Long Readings Lane & opposite Upper Lees Road), Britwell, Slough, Berkshire, SL2 1QR or call 01753 533212 on parade nights, also Mondays and Thursday evenings.