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Hornchurch and Upminster cadets join in Trafalgar Day Parade

PUBLISHED: 10:21 22 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:13 23 October 2015

Cadets marching at Trafalgar Square. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Cadets marching at Trafalgar Square. Picture: Sandra Rowse

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The anniversary of Britain’s victory in the Battle of Trafalgar was marked by Hornchurch and Upminster cadets on Sunday.

Cadets with the framed remains of the white ensign flag that flew from HMS Victory. Picture: Sandra RowseCadets with the framed remains of the white ensign flag that flew from HMS Victory. Picture: Sandra Rowse

The youngsters took part in the Trafalgar Day Parade in Trafalgar Square to commemorate the Royal Navy’s triumph over the French and Spanish led by vice-admiral Horatio Nelson in 1805.

As admiral in the Navy, Nelson led a fleet composed of warships built from wood, powered by sails and armed with cannons along both sides.

Every year the Sea Cadet Corps lead the Trafalgar Day Parade through Trafalgar Square in London and the cadets have the honour of flying the Naval flag.

The unit is based in Wood Lane Elm Park and meets twice a week. For more information call 01708 555184.


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