Photo Gallery: Hundreds take part in annual Sea Cadet Trafalgar Parade in Lowestoft
HUNDREDS of people turned out to watch and take part in the annual Sea Cadet Trafalgar Parade through Lowestoft today.
The Parade is to celebrate Horatio Nelson's Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar on the October 21, 1805 and it was the turn of the Lowestoft branch to host the event for the East Anglian Districts, an honour that comes around every seven years.
The Parade formed up at the Territorial Army (TA) Centre on St Peters Street at 2pm and after an Inspection of the Guard and Platoon, marched off through the streets of Lowestoft to St Margaret's Church for a 3pm service.
Deputy Lieutenant William Kendall took the role of the Inspecting Officer and took the salute as the parade marched passed in Church Road.
He said: 'The Battle of Trafalgar was a great British victory and it could be again if it were introduced as a Bank Holiday.
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'As a VIP I have been very impressed looking at these young people taking time out to dress smartly and take part in the event. It's fantastic.'
Mr Kendall also addressed the Cadets on their return to the TA Centre and was joined by other VIP's, including Chief Petty Officer Damian Hall from HMS Dauntless and MP Peter Aldous.
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Lieutenant Commander and Commanding Officer of Lowestoft Sea Cadets Wendy Theobald, added: 'It's a special parade for us this year and it's important to keep remember the Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson.
'Almost 180 uniformed personnel have taken part in the event, which has seen around 240 people involved, including the public, altogether.'