Cadet Warrant Officer Sutherland and Sgt Panvalkar had an early start to their working week when they appeared on BBC Radio Newcastle’s Breakfast Show with Alfie Joey and Anna Foster on Remembrance Day.
The pair were invited on to the popular morning show on Monday, November 11 to chat about what the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day mean to them – and why it’s important we never forget the fallen from not just the First and Second World Wars, but other conflicts too over the last century.
Both did a fantastic job as they talked about how cadets and staff had been out collecting for the Poppy Appeal over the last few weekends at Tynemouth Station, culminating in the Squadron playing a leading role in two Remembrance Sunday parades in North Shields and Whitley Bay.
Sgt Panvalkar said selling the poppies and marching in the parades, brought home the sacrifice that so many men and women had made in conflicts over the years so we can live in peace. CWO Sutherland – who joined 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron as a 14-year-old – added that taking part in the parades alongside other cadet forces, youth groups and serving personnel was always an honour that reinforced the need for us all to show appreciation for the past, present and future.