13 June 2012
Ten young Army Cadets from 216 Tottenham Detachment (Blues and Royals) provided a welcome and immaculate Guard of Honour at the City of London’s Mansion House on Thursday 24th May.
The occasion was the annual dinner of the Worshipful Company of Loriners held in one of London’s splendid historic buildings. As part of its charitable and outreach work The Worshipful Company of Loriners have long supported the Tottenham cadets.
Invited guests chatted to the teenage cadets on parade before the dinner, many renewing acquaintances from other events like the Lord Mayors Show, which the cadets supported.
Master Loriner Nick Fraser, photographed with the cadets, said “What a splendid turnout from our 216 Tottenham Army Cadets, they look so smart and indeed it’s good to see and meet happy young people making good use of their time. Its great to have them here and we do enjoy the affiliation and look forward to it lasting for many years to come”.
The Blues and Royals cadets are themselves affiliated to the Household Division of the Army which, with its many ceremonial horses, still uses much of the traditional Loriner’s product of saddlery, harnesses and its fittings.
Captain David Cawrey, who as a volunteer, runs the successful Army Cadet Detachment in Tottenham’s High Road, has been honoured by the Loriner’s with an invitation to attend a Diamond Jubilee Royal Luncheon at Westminster Hall on 5th June. “It came as a total surprise, says volunteer David, but what a huge honour to be part of this fantastic celebration. I am there representing all the adults who give their time so generously for the young people.
Author: Capt Michael Nolan, PR Officer for Middlesex & North West London ACF