PHOTOS: Spen Valley Air Cadets do 'smashing job' over Remembrance weekend
The youngsters braved the weather conditions as they paid their respects to those who have died in military conflicts at a number of parades, services and events in North Kirklees, as well as selling poppies for the Royal British Legion.
A spokesperson for the Squadron said:
“It’s difficult to march when it’s cold and wet, the band’s playing musical tunes which don't match your step, there’s thousands of people watching and filming on their phones - it’s quite intimidating. And that’s just how the Commanding Officer feels!
“Now imagine you’re a 12-year-old who’s been in the RAF Air Cadets just eight weeks, you've only just learnt to march and this is your first Remembrance Parade!
“They all did very well, bless them, and they all did a smashing job to honour our fallen servicemen.”
Here are some photos from the Air Cadets of 2490 (Spen Valley) Squadron’s Remembrance weekend events, which included a parade and a Festival of Remembrance.