Cornwall Army Cadet meets Prince of Wales

Cornwall Army Cadet meets Prince of Wales

8 March 2022

  • Cornwall ACF

The Duke of Cornwall went to see the recently planted Royal British Legion Centenary Wood based at Nansledan in Newquay.

On arrival of HRH, Cadet Serjeant Brown sounded a ‘General Salute’ after which Prince Charles had a few words with him, he appreciated that it was very cold to play the Bugle, and Cadet Serjeant Brown said that although he was very cold it was a great honour to Sound a ‘General Salute’ for a Senior Member of the Royal Family. Cadet Serjeant Brown is the Bugle Major with Cornwall Army Cadets and Lord Lieutenant Cadet.

His Royal Highness met local veterans and school children before unveiling a plaque dedicating the woodland to The Queen’s Green Canopy.

The Royal British Legion Centenary Wood was planted by The Duchy of Cornwall last year to mark the Centenary of the British Legion (2021.) The Duchy planted 100 trees creating a unique space where people can reflect and remember the service and sacrifice of the British Armed Forces for generations to come.

Prince Charles was met by the Lord Lieutenant Colonel Edward Bolitho, the Mayor of Newquay Louis Gardner and The Cornwall County Royal British Legion Vice-President Steve Lewis and a small number of veterans from the Army, Navy and RAF.

He took a look at some of the trees, before walking around the memorial and meeting some of the contractors who worked on the woodland area.


Cadet Serjeant Brown interviewed by local news