Veterans from across Cambridgeshire - including Victor Steward, 95, who saw service at Dunkirk and in Africa- join the parade at Ely

HM Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire meets WW2 Veterans joined by Cadets from C

HM Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire meets WW2 Veterans joined by Cadets from Cambridgeshire Army Cadets.Veterans (l to r) : Joan Haslem, 89, Ex Wren;Harold Markham,92, Ex Royal Navy saw service at D Day. He lives in ChatterisVictor Steward ,95, Ex Royal Amy Service Corps saw service at Dunkirk and in Africa. - Credit: Archant

The Cambridgeshire Regiment annual re-union, parade and annual service in took place on Sunday in Ely Cathedral.

The Royal Anglian Regiment Association met in Ely on Sunday for its annual parade re-union and servi

The Royal Anglian Regiment Association met in Ely on Sunday for its annual parade re-union and service. - Credit: Archant

As 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, this year’s event included an invitation to veterans to join the association for lunch in Ely Cathedral before the parade.

It was also an opportunity for veterans to meet and talk to young army cadets from the Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force.

A small exhibition of Second World War memorabilia and a banner display outlining the contribution made by the Cambridgeshire Regiment during the conflict was set out in the Lady Chapel, organised by Capt Julian Crimes.

The guests included the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly; the Mayor of Ely, Lis Every; Capt Victor Lucas (RN), High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire; Lt Col M. A. Nicholas, Commandant, Cambridge University Officers Training Corps and Capt Phil Lenthall, D (Cambridgeshire Company) 1st Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment


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The parade saw association members and standards of various ex military associations including the Korean War Veterans Association, Burma Star Association, The Royal British Legion and Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force.

The corps of drums from Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force lead the march past as the salute was taken by the Lord Lieutenant and the mayor of Ely.

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A grant from Cambridgeshire County Council End helped to fund the event.

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