The Band and Corps of Drums lead the way in Hull

Hull Civic Parade - by Capt N Bizzell

The Band and Corps of Drums lead the way in Hull

17 July 2023

  • Humberside And South Yorkshire ACF

This weekend the Lord Mayor and Admiral of the Humber, Councillor Kalvin Neal, held his Civic Service at Hull Minster. The Civic Procession before the service was led by the Band and Corps of Drums of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force.

Each year the Lord Mayor holds this service this year Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force played a leading role. Alongside the Band and Corps of Drums a large body of cadets from A Company led the procession through the streets of Hull.

Setting off from The Guild Hall playing rousing marches they led the procession along the short route to Hull Minster where the service took place.

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The Cadet contingent were followed by the Lord Mayor in robes of state, his lady Mayoress, the Lord lieutenant of East Yorkshire, the full Council, representatives from the surrounding towns, military personnel, veterans, Hull Trinity House Academy, and representatives from key community organisations.

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Once the parade arrived at Hull Minster the procession entered and the service began.

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After the service the procession headed back to The Guild Hall, again led by the Band and Corps of Drums. At the Guild Hall the Lord Mayor addressed guests before a civic reception with afternoon tea.

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Once the guests had eaten the Commandant, Colonel Fred Owen made a brief address then the Lord Mayor, who is also a serving reservist with 4 YORKS, made some presentations to cadets. Firstly Cadet Lance Corporal Cecily Chester was presented her Four Star certificate. Then Cadet Corporal Zoe Crowther was promoted to Cadet Sergeant.

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