Derby: 107th Derby Scouts

Cherry Blossom (Granger’s International Ltd),the Alfreton-based manufacturers of shoe polish, a recognisable part of a soldiers’ kit, organised a ‘Shining Parade’ for the 107th Derby Scouts (Aston, Weston and Shardlow) in preparation for several events the troop attended to commemorate the First World War.

Using polish and brushes donated by the company, local ex-Servicemen Bob Read, Duncan Wallis and Adrian Hayward-Wills from the Aston and Weston Branch of the Royal British Legion were invited to put the scouts through their polishing paces.

As well as co-ordinating the Shining Parade, the company funded the badges the Scouts wear to show they are a Royal British Legion affiliated youth group and made a donation to the Aston and Weston Branch. They also provided the memorial wreaths five members of the Derby 107th took to a commemoration ceremony in Ypres.