Cadets celebrate Trafalgar Day

Mildenhall Sea Cadets host Trafalger Day celebrations with a march from Riverside Middle School to St Mary's Church.
Mildenhall Sea Cadets host Trafalger Day celebrations with a march from Riverside Middle School to St Mary's Church.
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A GROUP of Sea Cadets are the pride of East Anglia after parading for Britain’s greatest naval victory.

Mildenhall Sea Cadets hosted their counterparts from across the Fens District on Sunday for Trafalgar Day celebrations.

Mildenhall Sea Cadets host Trafalger Day celebrations with a march from Riverside Middle School to St Mary's Church. Colonel David Doe inspectes the cadets.

Mildenhall Sea Cadets host Trafalger Day celebrations with a march from Riverside Middle School to St Mary's Church. Colonel David Doe inspectes the cadets.

More than 120 cadets marched through Mildenhall town centre, led by RAF Honington’s band and inspected by Lord Iveagh and Col David Doe, from RAF Mildenhall.

Angela Shipp, chairman of the Sea Cadets, said the day, which had taken 10 months of planning, was an emotional one.

“It’s big for us to host this event and the cadets did superbly.

“Young people get pigeonholed and when you see these youngsters marching through the town for their country, you can’t help but be proud,” she said.

Cadets from Lincoln, Boston, Wisbech, Cambridge, Peterborough and Red Lodge joined the march and took part in a Trafalgar service led by the Rev George Samiec at St Mary’s Church.

The flag of the Sea Cadets was flown from the church’s tower and Nelson’s war cry from the 1805 battle – England expects that every man will do his duty – was presented in semaphore inside.