Cadets Remember the Fallen, 100th Year Anniversay of the end of WWI

11 November 2018

Cadets and instructors from Cambridgeshire Army cadets remembered our fallen heroes with Remembrance parades across the county.

There were services held in local villages as well as Peterborough and Cambridge. This year was especially poignant due to the fact it was 100 years since the end of the First World War. All the services had a huge turnout of cadets and instructors as well as members of the public.

In Cambridge the whole city seemed to have attended the war memorial, including a distinguished war veteran who was there during the D-Day landings. Cambridge also had someone from Germany who was given a hand of friendship to the city of Cambridge as well as laying a wreath in recognition of the 100 years.

A cadet from Cherry Hinton detachment had the honour of carrying the Cambridgeshire Association standard and carried it proudly down Station Road to the war memorial.

Everything fell silent once the sound of the Last Post was played. Banners lowered, the cadets and instructors observed the two minutes silence. Cadets laid wreaths and paid their respects to the fallen soldiers of all conflicts.

Some cadets took part in lighting of the beacon ceremonies to also mark the 100th anniversary year.

All the cadets on parade looked fantastic and really did cambridgeshire army cadet force proud.

A huge thank you to everyone who sent photos to me. Photos are from around the whole of the county.