Proud to be British
On Saturday the family and I attended the National Armed Forces Day event in Plymouth. The main reason was that my two daughters were taking part with the Devon Army Cadets Corps of Drums and this was one display that wasn’t to be missed.
There was so much going on – static displays of aircraft and other vehicles, stalls, displays, music, the Red Arrows and much more. What was wonderful to see was the cadets and members of the different armed forces wandering around with their families looking so proud and magnificent in their uniforms.
It is certainly a day that I won’t forget in a hurry, a definite proud parent moment when I watched my girls and the rest of the band enter the arena and perform their display. Even though I have seen it many times, this is the largest event they have ever done and they did it without fault. The reaction from the crowd to them and the other events going on and the sense of appreciation for our forces on this day I certainly felt proud to say I’m British and part of this.