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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Santa Specials 2011

Every weekend approaching Christmas, a team of cadets from Wharfedale have assisted Santa at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Train Santa Specials.

The cadets help keep Santa's grotto well stocked and also tidy!  They then help Santa select the correct present for the age of the visitors.  There were four trains daily so the cadets were kept busy but inbetween well supplied with sandwiches and hot drinks.

Flt Lt Sue Leighton said "We never have a shortage of volunteers for the steam trains and we have to rotate the allocation to give everyone an opportunity to attend".

Magnificent Seven Parade with ACO National Band.

Seven Air Cadets from Wharfedale joined the Air Cadet National Marching Band and took part in the Birmingham Tattoo just before Christmas. The whole weekend gave them all the experience of performing at a much higher level with formal dress rehearsals at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.

The cadets performed on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon in front of near capacity audiences. In the finale, they joined with the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Norwegian Kings Guard Veterans Band, Band of the Yorkshire Volunteers and Band of the Liberation Army in a traditional Christmas celebration of carols.
 For Cadet Corporal Jorgen Moore the weekend was made even more special when the drummers were invited to meet the Royal Marine drummers.

See it on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO1UlpKP-fo