In February RAF Air Cadets from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron Air Training Corps joined veterans who were on parade to welcome HRH, Prince Charles at a secret visit to the Nuneaton based Veterans Contact Point (VPC). The VPC is a charity created by veterans to support former service personnel.
The cadets formed a guard of honour along with veterans and standard bearers to greet the Royal, as the band played and welcomed him to the centre. The Prince unveiled a new plaque in front of the charity’s new, purpose-built centre and praised their work.
During his initial walk through the grounds of the VPC, HRH Prince Charles stopped to talk to many of the veterans and cadets and was later formally introduced to Cadet Warrant Officer Paige Eaves who had been selected to represent the Squadron.
Mr Len Hardy of the VCP said: “This visit has been a very special moment for the VCP, and something we had to keep secret.
“We wanted HRH, Prince Charles to see our fantastic new building and meet the wonderful people from organisations and charities that support the veterans. We were so glad that the Air Cadets from 121 Squadron were able to join us here today.”
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To find out more about 121 (Nuneaton Squadron) ATC or joining as a cadet or adult volunteer, visit the Wing Headquarter’s website page here. All unit based cadet activities are currently suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak but please do contact them and find out more about who they are and what they do!