Bridge and groom surprised with honour guard

The cadets at 1295 (Peterhead) Squadron played homage to one of their own recently by parading at the wedding of Felicity Ross to James Richardson.
The cadets at 1295 (Peterhead) Squadron played homage to one of their own recently by parading at the wedding of Felicity Ross to James Richardson.

The cadets at 1295 (Peterhead) Squadron played homage to one of their own recently by parading at the wedding of Felicity Ross to James Richardson.

Felicity and James met through the Air Cadet Organisation nine years ago on a cadet camp at RAF Linton on Ouse in 2004.

James had been due to leave the base the day Felicity arrived.

Luckily he was asked to stay on for the extra week, to help look after the younger Cadets as he held the rank of Corporal at the time.

Felicity and James incorporated the ACO into the wedding with the design of the wedding invitations and table arrangements at the reception which was held in Cruden Bay Golf Club.

Flt Lt Gillian Ross RAFVR(T) who is Officer Commanding 1295 (Peterhead) Squadron organised some of the cadets to do a Guard of Honour for when the happy couple came out of the church.The cadets made an arch way with the Squadron Banner along with the Banner of 107 (Aberdeen) Squadron, this is

the Squadron James attended when he was in the ACO.

The other cadets lined the church pathway.

The piper on the day Iona Gregor, is also a cadet and attends 1296 (Turriff) Squadron.

The bride and groom were totally shocked and delighted when they saw the Guard of Honour as they were unaware that

it had been arranged.

The wedding was held at St James Church, Cruden Bay and was conducted by the Reverend Peter Whalley.

The Air Cadets have also played a huge part in the Ross family history as Felicity’s Grandma and Granddad also met through the Air Cadets many years ago when it was the Air Defence Cadet Corps.

Felicity’s Granddad was in the ADCC in Hampshire and was to play a football match with the ADCC in London.

Her Grandma was apparently helping with the teas and met her Granddad on that occasion.

They conversed during the Second World War when Granddad was in the RAF based in Burma in 356 Squadron.

They later married after he was demobbed.