More than 100 cadets and cadet force adult volunteers paraded along Abington Street and into the Market Square as part of Northampton’s Armed Forces Day celebrations on Saturday.
On entering the Market Square, the cadets of A Company, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force then marched past the Saluting Dias, where Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, David Laing, took the Salute accompanied by the Mayor of Northampton Councillor Christopher Malpas before the parade of veterans, standards of the Legions and the cadets were brought to a halt.
Mr Laing then addressed the parade and the public stating: “Thank you to those men who are here today from the Royal British Legion who are representing the soldiers who came from our county and thank you for this gift we have for our future; these incredibly smart cadets.
Councillor Malpas added: “It is an honour to be here to support the veterans who have done so much for our country, but more importantly to see the young cadets showing such responsibility, who are going to a credit to society.”
After the parade the Corps of Drums from A & E Company, LNR ACF entertained the public in the centre of the Market Square by playing their regimental marches and opening the mobile Climbing tower to the public.
LNR ACF is recruiting. To find out more about becoming a cadet or an adult volunteer visit www.armycadets.com/lnracf or call 0116 277 9701.