Press Release – Exercising the Freedom of the Town of Wisbech

10 October 2017

Crowds lined the streets to see Army Cadets and Royal British Legion riders march/ride through Wisbech.

It was the first of its kind in the town to honour both groups for their work to our communities.

The Cadets of 1 Company Cambridgeshire ACF haven't exercised their right to the freedom of Wisbech since 1996.

It was also the first time that the Cambs 876 Remembered Riders had paraded through the town since they were given the same honour in 2015.

A parade of more than eighty Army Cadets from No1 (Hereward) Company, Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force and members of the 876 Cambs Remembered Project Committee exercised their rights to march through the town on Sunday.
They paraded from St Peter’s Church car park, through the market place and museum square and finished with a review and reading out a scroll with refreshments at St Peter’s and speeches afterward. SMI Pete Lyddiatt was Parade Marshall.
The parade was reviewed by the Vic Lord Lieutentant, the Mayor of Wisbech and Col M Knight MBE, Commandant.

Lead by the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Corps of Drums the parade saw the Riders and Cadets march through the town with a salute at the war memorial taken by Mr Richard Barnwell DL, Vice Lord Lieutentant of Cambridgeshire and the Mayor of Wisbech.

No 1 (Hereward) Company was lead by Major Tony Cattermole

Story by

Colonel Mark Knight MBE


Photos by SSI Gemma Offer