Army cadets carry out search and rescue for ring
Army cadets from Harborough used their search and rescue skills at a Diamond Jubilee event in Lubenham to seek out a gold ring in a field of long grass.
When Russell Shaw’s grandma lost her ring on The Green in Lubenham he decided that the best people to help him find it were the army cadets who were doing a demonstration there.
The ring was of great sentimental value to Margaret Brant, Mr Shaw’s grandma as her husband gave it her on their 25th wedding anniversary.
Mrs Brant said she noticed the ring had gone missing while her great-grandchildren were playing on a stall.
Mr Shaw, of Rushes Lane, Lubenham, said: “The kids were playing on the stall and my nanna was in and out giving them money as nannas do when she announced she had lost the ring.”
Mr Shaw spotted the army cadets, who were about to begin a litter-pick.
He said: “I had a word with the man in charge and he said to them, ‘Look, listen to this man, his grandma’s lost her ring’.
“About 30 cadets lined up and did a sweep across the field and right at the end one of the cadets found it.”
Mrs Brant said: “The grass was quite long as well and I never dreamed that they would find it in all that.
“I gave the lad a kiss and he was all embarrassed and I gave him a donation. I gave him some money but he said ‘we are not allowed to take it’.”
She has been married to her husband Derek for 61 years and they were visiting Mr Shaw in Lubenham last Monday when the ring went missing.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Breeze, of the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadets, said: “We try to teach them about being responsible and being helpful and this epitomises that.”
Article taken from the Harborough Mail