Our Guard of Honor for the Proclamation of the King

Our Guard of Honor for the Proclamation of the King

20 September 2022

  • Cambridgeshire ACF

On Sunday 11th September, cadets from Cambridgeshire ACF were called upon to provide a guard of honour for the Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III in Peterborough City Centre.

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Our adults & cadets at Peterborough Guildhall.

18 cadets and 4 CFAVs attended to support the event which saw the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Jennifer Crompton, read the official Proclamation of the new King, following the tragic passing of our longest serving monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Also in attendance was the official representative of the King, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire Mrs Julie Spence who led the service to give three cheers for the King.

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The Lord Lt lays flowers for the Queen.

Col Deacon, Commandant of Cambridgeshire ACF, said “When the opportunity arose for us to support this event I knew it was something we had to do, to pay our respect to our late Queen and to show our continued service to the Monarch”.

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The High Sheriff lays flowers.

Leader of Peterborough City Council, Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, said “It was great that we could depend on the support of the Army Cadet Force to help us to mark this solemn but special event. They all acted with the grace and professionalism that would be expected of Regular members of HM Armed Forces and they were a credit to the organisation”.

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Adults and cadets at the Guildhall.

The service ended with a rendition of God Save The King where the cadets joined hundreds of members of the public in singing this version of the National Anthem, in most cases for the first time.

Text and photos by SSI Rylan Ray