YOUNGSTERS with the Royal Air Force Air Cadets in Ellesmere Port paid their respects to the fallen on Remembrance Sunday.

Members of 1074 Squadron paraded at two ceremonies and also helped collect money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

In the morning the Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Cllr Michael Edwardson, joined representatives of the Mercian Regiment, the Royal British Legion, veterans and relatives of fallen servicemen at the War Memorial outside Christ Church on Station Road.

The Air Cadets of 1074 Squadron were led on parade by Flying Officer Mark Armitage along with the Squadron Chaplain, the Reverend Peter Israel Peters.

A service of remembrance was conducted for members of the community and uniformed organisations with the Squadron standard being paraded by Cadet Corporal Joshua Clibery.

Following the morning service, the Air Cadets formed with members of the Army Reserve, along with members of TS Forward of Ellesmere Port Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets, as well as youth groups who paraded in honour of Armed Forces and in memory of those who had fallen in conflicts around the world, both present and past.

Ellesmere Port Squadron was again led on parade by Flying Officer Mark Armitage and by Sergeant Lynette McDermott.

After the service at the memorial, wreaths were laid with the wreath for 1074 Squadron being laid by Cadet Flight Sergeant Theodore Philip-Holloway and Cadet Corporal Caitlin Hill.

The Squadron Banner was paraded for a second time on the day by Cadet Corporal Joshua Clibery among the other standards present for the occasion.

The parade marched through Ellesmere Port from the War Memorial in Civic Square St Thomas’ and All Saints Church where the service of Remembrance was held with officials including the Town Mayor receiving the salute at the Normandy Veterans Association Memorial.