On Saturday 31st May, the Cadets and staff of 287 Squadron supported the local Clermiston and Drumbrae Gala Day. The Squadron has supported this event for several years and it is a highly anticipated fixture in the summer calendar; not to mention the terrific opportunity it provides for recruitment.
The highlight of the day was the gala parade, which the Squadron was asked to march with. The parade begins at Foxcovert Primary School and ends at Drumbrae Leisure Centre, whilst passing through many local residential streets on the way. The Cadets were placed at the head of the parade, directly behind the pipe band, and despite the squad being composed mainly of junior cadets, there were very few hiccups.
Posting on the Squadron’s Facebook page afterwards, Squadron Training Officer and Civilian Instructor Billy Walker commented:
“Events like this are one of many reasons I am proud to be a Civilian Instructor in the ATC, as the cadets of 287 (Stenhouse) Squadron were fantastic ambassadors for the Corps and were a credit to their families.”
Squadron SNCO, Cadet Flight Sergeant Thomas Reilly was also full of praise for his Squadron. He commented:
[Everyone] worked together and kept going and it wasn't an easy march for the majority of you all with it being your first ever parade! It's just the little things and practise that will make it top notch! I'm very proud of everyone that took part - well done.”
The photographs above provided courtesy of CI Billy Walker. For more photos of the day, visit 287 Squadron's Facebook page.