12 September 2014

Image of Sixth Form College Students Greet the Earl of Wessex at Memorial Unveiling

The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward visited the British Legion’s Park Road branch in Birkenhead Park this week to unveil a new memorial designed by Councillor Jim Crabtree to commemorate lives lost during the First World War.

Two of our students were fortunate enough to attend the ceremony and speak to the Earl of Wessex himself as part of their cadets’ squadron – the 400 (Birkenhead) SQN Air Cadets. Corporal Joseph Pownall and Corporal Natalie Buckles attended in full uniform and were able to greet Prince Edward at the ceremony.

Joseph, who is studying Maths; Physics; ICT and Computing at the college and has been a member of the cadets for 4 years was honoured to be part of the event, “We, as a squadron, were very proud to represent the cadets and to have been able to meet Prince Edward. He was genuinely interested in learning more about the cadets and the British Legion Memorial.” Corporal Pownall added, “The Cadets are a great opportunity and I highly recommend it to others that are interested in becoming part of their local squadron. This summer, I and 7 other Cadets had the opportunity to visit France to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 – something which makes the newly unveiled Memorial in Birkenhead Park even more important.”

If you are interested in finding out more about organisations such as the Cadets or other Enrichment opportunities you can take part in whilst at College, speak to our Enrichment Officer Rowena (rml@bsfc.ac.uk) or check out our Enrichment Page for more information

Students Meet Prince Edward at Memorial Unveiling

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