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Cdt James Bailey, 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Banner Bearer stands alongside the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Association’s new Standard. On Saturday the 18th April staff and cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps had the honour of joining members of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Association for the service of Dedication of the Associations new Standard.

The service, which took place at St Margaret’s Church in Coventry was also attended by other ex-service veterans from across the county and members of the Standard Bearers Association with whom 121 Squadron has forged close links.

During the service the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Association proudly handed over their old Standard to the Rector for safe keeping in the Church. The New Standard was then unfurled and placed on the altar for the Service of Dedication. As the congregation stood in silence, the bugler sounded the Last Post as the standards, including that of 121 Squadron which was carried by Cdt James Bailey were dipped in salute to fallen comrades. The Silence was broken by the Reveille after which the new Royal Warwickshire Regiment standard received the final blessing before it was proudly presented to the Associations Standard Bearer.

Flt Lt Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 Squadron said, "We are delighted to have been able to join the members of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Association on this very special occasion. We would also like to thank the members of the Standard Bearers Association with whom we have recently forged a closer relationship for inviting us to parade our Squadron Banner alongside those of the other ex-service organisations during the church service”.

 


The 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Banner parades alongside ex-service association standards during the Dedication of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Association’s new Standard.

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