Dorset ACF hold ‘virtual’ Remembrance to honour service personnel


With many Remembrance Day Parades being curtailed or cancelled this year Dorset Army Cadet Force has decided to hold a “Virtual Remembrance Parade” .

Following on from previous years where individual Detachments produced short video tributes to support their Remembrance Day Parade activities, County PR Officer Lieutenant Thor Elsson and West (Waterloo) Company Commander Major Kerry Barker came up with the idea to expand the concept to encompass the whole of Dorset ACF.

Cadets and Adult Volunteers paid their respects to all those Service Personnel past and present providing photographs of themselves saluting, along with various readings, including one which was also accompanied by a Cadet using British Sign Language, and even a performance of the Last Post and Reveille.

Lt Thor Elsson said; “The video was put together to show that despite not being able to parade, Cadets and Staff still wanted to show their  support to all those Service Personnel past and present who have given so much so that we can continue to enjoy the freedoms we have today. We may not have been able to physically parade within our communities but by adapting our approach to a ‘virtual’ one we have been able to continue to pay our respects.”

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