A reunion and parade in Ely Cathedral honours the veterans of the Second World War

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral - Credit: Archant

The Royal Anglian Regiment Association holds an annual reunion with a parade and service at Ely Cathedral in June.

As 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II this years format will include an invitation to Second World War veteran’s to join the Association for lunch in the Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral on Sunday June 7 at 1pm.

It will also be an opportunity for veteran’s to meet and talk to young army cadets.

A small exhibition of war memorabilia and a banner display outlining the contribution made by the Cambridgeshire Regiment will be set out in the Lady Chapel.

Guests will be the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly CBE the Mayor of Ely and Lt Col MA Nicholas, commandant of Cambridge University officers training corps.


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The lunch is at 1 for 1.15pm. The parade is at 3pm including standards on Cross Green, next to the Cathedral.

The annual service is in Ely Cathedral at 4pm.

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The Parade will consist of association members, Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force, standards of various ex military assocations and hopefully members of other interested Associations and the Corps of Drums.

A Cambridgeshire County Council end of WW2 grant has helped fund this years event.

Any Veteran wishing to attend the luncheon should contact 01353 723552 or email c.elsden357@btinternet.com.

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