On Sunday 14th November, Wilson's School CCF paraded amongst other youth cadet organisations to commemorate the fallen, in Croydon.

The annual event began with a two minute silence at Katharine Street at 11am and was followed by cadets from Wilson's,  ATC, Royal Marines Cadets, and the Volunteer Police Cadets marching to the memorial in front of Croydon Central Library, where a wreath was laid, followed by a performance by a band of euphoniums.

Cadets were dressed smartly and proudly wore their poppies, representing their individual sections, yet uniting to pay their respects to those who had sacrificed their lives in conflicts across the course of history.

Despite the sheer number of people that paraded that day, the cadets avoided appearing as a chaotic rabble and presented themselves well in the public eye, overseen by officers, in face of some difficulty hearing commands and hence some delays in halting and turning.

One attendee, Cadet Zharotia from the Wilson's School RAF Section stated he was "proud to be able to represent the CCF" and was "amazed at how many people were present".

Hopefully, this event will continue to flourish for many years to come and will not be disrupted like last year, when it did not take place due to the pandemic.