Prince Charles takes salute at Royal Review in Mall to celebrate Cadets 07 July 2010
Prince of Wales takes salute at Cadet 150 parade
- To mark the 150th Anniversary of the British Cadet Movement a 1500-strong parade is conducted down The Mall in London by members of The Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Cadets and the Combined Cadet Force. (87.75kb)
- Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, took the Salute as the pipes and drums along with hundreds of Scottish members of the Army, Navy, and Air Cadet Forces marched from Horse Guards. (84.25kb)
- The massed Pipes and Drums of Scotland's Cadet Forces marched down the Mall to Buckingham Palace for a Cadet 150 reception celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Cadet movement. (1183.19kb)
- Army cadets preparing for the day's events on Horseguards, London, ahead of the parade down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. (76.63kb)
- HRH The Prince of Wales taking the salute as Cadets march along The Mall to celebrate 150 years of the Cadet Forces in the United Kingdom. (61.92kb)
- 18-year-old Rachel Tresman, from Surrey Army Cadet Force, Parade Adjutant for the Cadet Force 150 ceremony inside Buckingham Palace. (63.33kb)
- Army Cadets marching along The Mall during an event to mark 150 years of the Cadet Force in the United Kingdom. (74.70kb)
- To mark the 150th Anniversary of the British Cadet Movement a 1500-strong parade is conducted down The Mall in London by members of The Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Cadets and the Combined Cadet Force. (64.71kb)
- Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay, took the Salute as the pipes and drums along with hundreds of Scottish members of the Army, Navy, and Air Cadet Forces marched from Horse Guards. (101.52kb)
- The parade was overflown by nine Hawk aircraft of the Royal Air Force aerobatic team The Red Arrows. Seven of the nine planes had lucky members of the Cadet Force as passengers in the rear cockpit. (42.49kb)
HRH The Prince of Wales took the salute at a Royal Review in the Mall to celebrate 150 years of the Cadet Forces in the UK on Tuesday 6 July.
Cadets, volunteers and their massed bands from across the UK marched from Horse Guards Parade down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, past Clarence House, where The Prince took the Salute in honour of the anniversary.
Accompanying the parade was a special flypast by the Red Arrows over Central London down The Mall and over Buckingham Palace. A handful of lucky cadets from across the Cadet Force enjoyed a trip in the planes as part of the celebrations.
Following the parade, a garden party was held at Buckingham Palace to honour cadets and volunteers both past and present, and was attended by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH The Earl of Wessex, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and HRH The Duke of Kent.
'Proud to be taking part'
Cadet Hakeen Nawaz, aged 15 from Lordswood Boys' School in Birmingham took part in the parade as a Drum Major in the Combined Cadet Force Corps of Pipes and Drums. He said: “I’m really proud to be taking part in such a historic parade.
"Marching past The Prince of Wales with the Red Arrows flying overhead is something I’ll never forget.
“It has been great to represent the Cadet Forces at this 150th anniversary event, because I’ve gained so much from being a cadet through adventure training, skills and qualifications and of course being in a band!”
The Royal Review and garden party form the centrepiece of Cadet150 celebrations taking place throughout 2010, marking 150 years of Cadet Forces in the UK. And the event pays tribute to 131,000 cadets and 25,000 adult volunteers who make up the Cadet Forces, and to those who have served in these organisations in the past.
'A healthier lifestyle from being a cadet'
The celebrations coincide with the interim results of a study conducted by Southampton and Portsmouth Universities into the social benefits gained from being a member of the Cadet Forces.
Out of the 4500 cadets surveyed, the majority believe that they have a healthier lifestyle from being a cadet, and that their spare time would otherwise be spent playing computer games, hanging about or getting into trouble.