04.10.12

Pte Tom Wroe remembered by members of his old Army Cadet Force

Pte Tom Wroe who lost his life in Afghanistan in September was remembered by members of his old Army Cadet Force, the Thongsbridge detachment in a special service this week.

The service - to dedicate a new standard - was led by Padre Sean Robertshaw, vicar of Christ Church, and started with a moving act of remembrance in memory of Tom and all the soldiers who have lost their lives in war.

Padre Sean spoke about the pride that the youngsters should have in the service that they are giving to the Cadet Force and the wider community.

This service cemented a growing relationship between the Army cadets based in Thongsbridge and Christ Church where the Cadets parade on Remembrance Day.

Private Tom Wroe, recently killed in Afghanistan serving with the Yorkshire Regiment was formally a member of the detachment.

Padre Sean said the new standard – which was sourced and provided by the New Mill branch of the Royal British Legion - was unique, “just like the members of the cadet force”.

The young cadets said they were all looking forward to Parading it at special events.

The standard is pictured below.

The new standard

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