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Malmesbury cadets march to commemorate the fallen Featured

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cadets-hollandThe British and Polish men and women who died at the battle of Arnhem were recently commemorated by Malmesbury Air Cadets James Slade and Alasdair Kennedy who marched 15 kilometres through the town of Oosterbeek, into the nearby forest, where the majority of the battle took place, and finally back to the war cemetery in the town.

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."

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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 992@aircadets.org

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