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All aboard for Remembrance weekend



Sergeant Instructor Tabitha Cook from Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force (ACF), Burma Company, had a Remembrance weekend to remember when she was given the opportunity to parade with the Fishguard Detachment of Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF.


On Saturday, they sailed on the Stena Line ferry to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in waters of Strumble Head on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, west of Fishguard.


They were travelling aboard the SS St. Patrick, a British passenger steamer of 1,922 tonnes built in 1930 for the Fishguard and Rosslare Railways and Harbours Company. 


On 13 June 1941, the steamer was bombed by German aircraft whilst on her usual run from Rosslare to Fishguard, before breaking in two and sinking. Twelve passengers, seventeen crewmembers and a gunner were killed.


Tabitha said: “I had the pleasure taking part in the Fishguard parade and Goodwick parade; it was very emotional to watch the veterans sing their hearts out and to see children planting a cross each.  I was also very lucky to have tour of the bridge where I got to steer the ship. This truly has been a remembrance weekend I will not forget in a hurry. "


The cadets paraded despite the inclement weather and temperemental conditions at sea.  Fishguard Army Cadet Detachment Commander Sergeant Instructor Timothy A Clarke said: "The Fishguard cadets really do have something to be proud of, they did very well under the rough sea conditions. They have done their town and themselves proud".


Tri-Service Cadets across Wales were active in their communities, volunteering to fundraise for the Poppy Appeal and taking part in parades of their local towns and villages. Visit RFCA for Wales’ Facebook and Twitter to see their involvement.


(Monday 13 November 2017)


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Cafodd Sarjant Hyfforddi Tabitha Cook o Lu Gadlanciau’r Fyddin (ACF) Clwyd a Gwynedd (Cwmni Byrma) penwythnos Cofio bythgofiadwy pan dderbyniodd y cyfle i Gofio gyda * Abergwaun (Dyfed a Morgannwg).


Ar ddydd Sadwrn, hwyliant ar fferi’r Stena Line i ddangos eu parch tuag at y rhai bu’n farw yn nyfroedd Pen Strwmbl yng Ngogledd Sir Benfro, i’r gorllewin i Abergwaun.


Meddai Tabitha: “Roedd yn bleser i mi ymuno â pharêd Abergwaun. Roedd yn brofiad emosiynol iawn i wylio’r cyn-filwyr yn canu nerth eu pennau, â’r plant yn gosod croesau yn y ddaear. Roeddwn hefyd yn ffodus iawn i gael taith ar hyd o bont, lle gefais gyfle i lywio’r llong. Roedd yn brofiad bythgofiadwy.”


Bu Cadetiaid Cymreig o’r tri gwasanaeth yn weithgar yn eu cymunedau dros y penwythnos, yn mynd at i wirfoddoli am Apêl y Pabi, ac yn cymryd rhan mewn digwyddiadau yn eu hardaloedd lleol. Ewch i dudalennau Facebook a Twitter RFCA i weld eu hymdrechion.


(Dydd Llun 13 Tachwedd)


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