To assist the Cadets and Staff of South & West Yorkshire Wing commemorate the centenary of the end of the first World War the charity “Remembered” provided the Wing with “There but not There” soldier silhouettes to mark the absence of those who fell during that terrible war.
A number of units across the Wing used these silhouettes during the recent Armistice Day parades.
The “There but not There” silhouettes is the 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered. They aim to educate all generations about the 888,246 British and Commonwealth men who made the ultimate sacrifice and help raise funds for those suffering through the wounds of war. The organisation supports a number of well-known beneficiary charities with the funds raised.
Wing Commander Brian Daniel, Officer Commanding South & West Yorkshire Wing Royal Air Force Air Cadets said “The gift of these commemorative silhouettes has helped to enhance the educational experience for our Cadets during this year’s remembrance events. I would like to thank them for their support with this fantastic project.”
One location the silhouettes were used in was at the community remembrance Sunday parade in the town of Castleford, West Yorkshire. Bill Waters the representative of the Royal British Legion said “Having these silhouettes on display on Sunday really finished the day off.”
Learn more about the campaign here.
Report and image courtesy of Flight Lieutenant Matthew Bulmer, Media Communications Officer, South & West Yorkshire Wing Air Training Corps
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