The Lord Mayor’s Show 2010
13 November 2010
On Saturday November 13, 2010, cadets from across London had the enormous privilege of forming a Guard of Honour for the new Lord Mayor of London outside the Mansion House at the start of the 795th Lord Mayor’s Show. In total, 48 youngsters from the community-based Army Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Corps and Air Training Corps, and the school-based Combined Cadet Force, formed up to welcome the new Lord Mayor as he arrived from the Guildhall for the start of this historic event.
Involving some 6,000 participants, last year’s Lord Mayor’s Show was one of the biggest ever and included Zulu warriors and Hong Kong acrobats, as well as several hundred young people from the cadet forces. The teenage cadets formed a marching band and rode on a series of floats through the City of London along the three-mile route.
The procession travelled to St Paul’s Cathedral, where the new Lord Mayor was blessed by the Dean of St Paul’s before carrying on to the Royal Courts of Justice where the Lord Mayor swore an oath of allegiance to the sovereign before the Lord Chief Justice and Judges of the Queen’s Bench Division. The procession then returned to Mansion House, where the new Mayor was greeted by the City Aldermen and Livery Company Masters. The day ended with a fireworks extravaganza on the Thames.