1094 (City of Ely) Squadron ATC have been supporting the City of Ely Branch of the British Legion for a number of years. Not only have Cadets and Adult Volunteers taken part in Poppy Collections each year, but their Squadron HQ, RAF(H) Ely’s old NAAFI building, is used as a place to count the money and to store supplies.
This long association was marked recently when the branch and squadron formally affiliated. The occasion was marked at the squadron’s awards evening when branch chairman, David Martin, and the OC, Flt Lt Nick Wilson, signed the two Certificates in front of a gathering consisting of a squadron parade of 40 Cadets, their Civilian Instructors and around 50 parents. The guests included the Mayor of Ely, Cllr Richard Hobbs, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Mike Rouse and the Chairman of the Civilian Committee, Mr Neil Grimston.
Each of Ely’s Cadets has now been provided with the Affiliated Unit badge kindly provided by the Branch.
David Martin, The City of Ely RBL Branch Chairman, stated, “As an ex-cadet, here at 1094 Sqn, I am extremely proud to have been offered the chance to present this Affiliation certificate. This ensures we are now affiliated with both of our cadet organisations here in Ely and, I hope, is the beginning of further affiliations with our youth groups in the area… On behalf of the whole of the Ely Branch, we look forward to continuing to work together in support of each other’s goals and annual Remembrance Services and Parade.”
David Martin, Chairman of The City of Ely Branch and the Revd Alan Jesson TD, Squadron Chaplain, and also RBL Cambridgeshire County Chaplain, with the Certificate of Affiliation