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Havering sea cadets pay poignant visit to first Remembrance Art trail in Canary Wharf

PUBLISHED: 12:14 11 November 2016 | UPDATED: 12:14 11 November 2016

Sea cadets from Hornchurch and Upminster unit S Hurricane at the exhibit for the fallen soldier in Canary Wharf. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Sea cadets from Hornchurch and Upminster unit S Hurricane at the exhibit for the fallen soldier in Canary Wharf. Picture: Sandra Rowse

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Youngsters from Havering have been learning about the sacrifices of brave soldiers through an art trail.

Youngsters from Havering have been learning about the sacrifices of brave soldiers through an art trail.

Hornchurch and Upminster Sea Cadets paid a visit to the Remembrance Art Trail in Canary Wharf.

The trail is the first of its kind in the UK, honouring the sacrifices made by members of the armed forces.

Created by award-winning artist Mark Humphrey, the trail consists of seven installations.

The cadets, aged between 10 and 14, learned about what each piece of art work represented.

Commemorations have been taking place across the borough today to mark Armistice Day.

More services will take place around Havering for Remembrance Sunday – click here for a full list of events happening this weekend.

The legacy of the two world wars is so great that many often forget that Remembrance Day is about every British soldier who has fought, in all wars past and present.

That is why this year, the Royal British Legion is emphasising the need to support the armed forces’ younger generations by “Rethinking Remembrance”.

Of course, this does not mean we should forget about our older veterans, but with so many young servicemen and women suffering from physical and mental conditions upon their return to the UK, the legion believes it is crucial they are honoured for their efforts.

While some returning soldiers have settled back into society, many have struggled to adapt after getting used to the chaotic routine of life on tour.

Whether they have lost a limb, a friend or their sense of belonging, many young soldiers find themselves lost in a society that they have fought to defend.

So remember when you bow your head, and pay your respects on Sunday – don’t forget the current generation.

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