Mayor unveils air and army cadets’ new digs in Watton

Mayor of Watton Beryl Bunning opens the town's new cadet centre in Elworthy Close.

Mayor of Watton Beryl Bunning opens the town's new cadet centre in Elworthy Close. - Credit: Archant

A town's air and army cadets have celebrated moving into a new shared base.

Mayor of Watton Beryl Bunning ceremonially throws earth over a hole for a time capsule, collated by

Mayor of Watton Beryl Bunning ceremonially throws earth over a hole for a time capsule, collated by the town's air and army cadets, at the opening of the new cadet centre in Elworthy Close. - Credit: Archant

The Watton cadet centre was opened by Mayor of Watton Beryl Bunning on September 22.

She also witnessed the burying of a time capsule, which contains records collated by the cadets spanning 20 years including brassards and the latest copy of the Watton and Swaffham Times.

The building, in Elworthy Close off Portal Avenue, will provide improved facilities for both units.

The project, led by the East Anglia Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, has seen the air cadets' building nearly double in size and undergo a complete refurbishment. The army cadet centre in Church Walk is to be sold in due course.

During the inauguration, some cadets also received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The Army Cadet Troop, who are affiliated to the Household Calvary Mounted Regiment, meet on Tuesdays at 7pm.

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844 (Watton) Squadron of the Air Training Corps meet at 7pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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