OTC Rememberance Parades

#1
Does anyone know of an OTC that attends these weekends, I've never seen an OTC unit on parade in 4 large Northern cities. Anybody know why they don't attend these weekends.

LUOTC had been away on a fieldcraft weekend this w/e and I presume they held a two minutes silence but can't be certain (two min silence in the middle of the end of ex attack???)
 
#2
Birmingham OTC was also away on a field exercise this weekend, but a field rememberance service was held. They were represented on the parades in Birmingham city centre and they did poppy selling in the weeks before hand.
I think that if the OTCs are involved with the parades, they are more likely to be used in the background. Such as marshalling, poppy selling etc. Rather than take a more forward role such as marching.
 
#4
Don't know the form at NUOTC these days but in the early 1980s contingents of a dozen each from the OTC and UAS paraded for a service at the Newcastle University memorial inside the Armstrong Building with the Vice Chancellor and his court.
 
#6
Oxford always have OTC on parade, dont know about the last couple of years, but deffo up to 2004 they did.
 
#7
h-bomb said:
I'm not in otc but BUOTC and BUAS were both marching today in large numbers.
Ok ok, dont be ashamed :p

Im pretty sure that most OTCs have some kind of parade, EMUOTC have a parade in Nottingham Uni to remember those members of the unit past who fell in dubyadubya one.

Cant imagine a reason why any unit wouldnt have some kind of service.
 
#10
polar said:
Does anyone know of an OTC that attends these weekends, I've never seen an OTC unit on parade in 4 large Northern cities. Anybody know why they don't attend these weekends.

LUOTC had been away on a fieldcraft weekend this w/e and I presume they held a two minutes silence but can't be certain (two min silence in the middle of the end of ex attack???)
Luotc had a contingent at the parade, don't know how large it was though.

The rest on fieldcraft did have a moments silence.

EDIT: LUTOC have also involved in poppy selling during the lead up to Remembrance day.
 
#11
To be honest, I can't see any member of staff, permanent or otherwise, allowing an OTC to let Rememberance Sunday pass without at least a moment silence. Shame on them if they did!
 
#14
Yeah. It could be put with the cadet forum or something...
 
#16
Aberdeen UOTC, The Naval unit and the Air Squadron march from the drill hall through Old Aberdeen to Kings College, attend a service then parade in the university grounds before marching back to the drill hall for the obligatory curry lunch and copious beer consumption. This is a big occassion in the Uni year and is one of only two parades on a large scale in Aberdeen. I know, I was there...
 
#17
tiger stacker said:
Tayforth were on parade in Stirling today.
...and Dundee and St Andrews, also did the Service in Dundee on the 11th itself and the Festival of Remembrance last week

Polar old boy, back in your Box please !
 
#18
posh_jock said:
Edinburgh UOTC always have a splendid parade at the University Old College along with University Air Squadron and Navy types.
Think we had about 60 at least on parade, not including those spectating.

To be honest I find it a little disappointing that units can't make a Remembrance event the main effort of the weekend.
 
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