The two, who were part of a group from Tetbury Air Cadets, took part in the 65th airborne march held in Oosterbeek in the Netherlands, on 2-4 September.
James said, "It was a thoroughly enjoyable and proud experience that I would recommend to anyone, whether young, old, cadet or retired. It's just a great environment to reflect on such bravery and sacrifice."
The march gave them an opportunity to really appreciate what happened during September 1944. The cadets knew afterwards that going to the memorial had opened their eyes to how courageous the men who fought for their country really were. "We laid a wreath to show our respect. "
If you would like any more information regarding this expedition or if you are interested in joining the cadets, they are based at the bottom of Tetbury Hill and are open on Mondays and Thursdays, 1900-2130. For more information, contact 992 (Malmesbury) Squadron at firstname.lastname@example.org