Last week Andrew and Cllr’s John Barrett and Caroline Fox visited Goole Air Training Corps (ATC) to meet with cadets who recently went on a visit to the battlefields of the First World War and watch a presentation on their trip. They also received a tour of the centre and discussed what the unit is doing locally.
The cadets from 2357 Goole Squadron visited some of the famous battlefields of the Western Front, including Flanders Fields, Vimy Ridge and the Somme, as well as attending a ceremony at the Menin Gate, Ypres.
Andrew says, “It was great to visit the cadets at their regular Wednesday evening meeting at the TA centre on Pasture Road and hear about the opportunities the ATC provide for young people in the town. John, Caroline and I were very impressed by their professionalism and we were pleased to support their visit through my MP Good Causes Fund and the Goole & Snaith Armed Forces Fund.
The three cadets who attended the World War One battlefields told us how special the visit was and how they will remember the experience for the rest of their lives. They obviously found it an emotional visit.”
John comments, “It was fantastic to talk to the cadets about the unit and what they are doing locally. They have a real enthusiasm and passion which shone through.”
Caroline adds, “We often read too many negative stories about young people but our visit was a reminder that most of our young people are decent individuals. The cadets were so polite and so well turned out, they are a credit to our area. We were delighted to support them with this and wish them all the best for the future.”
If you would like more information about Goole ATC you can access their website via: www.gooleatc.co.uk