By Cadet Sergeant Chadwick,1094 (Ely) Squadron
During the remembrance period last year, Cadet Sergeant Chadwick researched and visited the grave of Cadet Pelham Rolfe of 1124 (Mildenhall) Squadron who died as a result of enemy action during the Second World War.
As a result of the publicity that this received, he was contacted by Pelham’s brother, Ivor saying thank you. Earlier this year Cadet Sergeant Chadwick met with Mr. Rolfe:
“It was an honour to meet Ivor, and I am glad he appreciated the gesture. It was a privilege to be shown a selection of original artefacts from the time, including the official photographs from the military funeral Cadet. Rolfe received and the original newspaper cuttings. I was shocked to hear how low-key it was kept at the time, and I am proud to have been able to bring Pelham’s story out in the open a bit more than it was. There are not many cadets who have received war graves and it is extremely important that we remember each and every one of them. I returned to the grave this year, and placed a poppy cross on behalf of 1094 Squadron and the RAF Air Cadets as a whole.”