Cambridgeshire Regiment Association get together for annual service and parade at Ely Cathedral

MEMBERS of the Cambridgeshire Regiment Association gathered alongside Army Cadets at Ely Cathedral on Sunday for the Annual Commemoration Service and parade.

The event was well supported and watched by dozens as the scarlet-dressed Corps of Drums of the Cambridgeshire Army Cadets led the parade onto Palace Green for the march past and salute by Hugh Duberly CBE, HM Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. The Lord Lieutenant said: “We have today two generations on parade, the past and future. Our past in old soldiers of the Cambridgeshire Regt and tomorrow’s soldiers and leaders in the youngsters of the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force. We are proud of you all.”

Also in attendance were the Mayor of Ely, Brigadier (Retired) Deller, Mr Freddie Grounds MBE, the association president, and councillors.

A wreath was also laid in the Regimental Chapel during the service, which was conducted by the Dean of Ely Cathedral, supported by the Rev Alan Jesson, and Mr Freddie Grounds, whom read the lesson.

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