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CADETS from across the teams to hone their skills. Mall to the Square, led by the 80-
grateful for all the support we
UK have commemorated the
The Trafalgar Day Parade was strong national massed band of
receive from the Royal Navy and
anniversary of Trafalgar and
inspected for the first time by Vice the Corps.
Royal Fleet Auxiliary.”
the death of Nelson – and
Admiral Paul Boissier, Deputy
After the inspection a wreath- As for Largs Bay, she had the
laying ceremony at Nelson’s honour of being the first of the four
made use of a new training
Commander-in-Chief Fleet and
Column in Trafalgar Square Bay-class ships to visit London.
ship to hone their skills.
Chief of Staff Headquarters who
was led by the Lord Mayor of Having left Portsmouth on
For RFA Largs Bay read TS
was joined by Capt Jonathan Fry,
Westminster, Cllr Caroline Keen. the Thursday evening, the big
Largs Bay, as the new Landing
the new Captain Sea Cadet Corps,
POC Adam Montgomery, of auxiliary reached the mouth of
Ship Dock (Auxiliary) transported
who also took part in the Parade
Sheppey, read Nelson’s Prayer. the Thames the following day.
around 350 cadets from
for the first time on his first day
Mike Cornish, chief executive A six-hour pilotage upriver to
Portsmouth to Greenwich in time
in the job.
of the Marine Society and Sea Greenwich followed, giving those
for the big day in central London –
More than 500 cadets from
cadets, said: “We are immensely on board a spectacular view of the
believed to be the greatest number
across the country took part in
capital at night.
of cadets taken to sea at one time
the day’s activities, which began
● Cadets enjoy the view as Early on Sunday morning the
in the Corps’ history.
with a display of traditional
Largs Bay leaves Portsmouth cadets made their way to Trafalgar
The passage gave the excited
hornpipe dancing and club-
(above) while the cadets took Square, and later that day the
cadets plenty of time to rehearse
swinging in Trafalgar Square, and
every opportunity to rehearse for ship headed downstream,
for the big day – and the oceans
the Tameside unit’s spectacular the Trafalgar Day Parade (right). edged through the
of space on the 16,000-tonne ladder display. The parade on the Mall put the Thames Barrier
landing vessel also made it easy Then platoons of Sea and Corps in the limelight (below) and continued to
for bands, performers and drill Marine Cadets marched from the Pictures: LA(Phot) Alex Cave Devonport.
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