MILTON Keynes Sea Cadets enjoyed perfect weather as they paraded through Central Milton Keynes last Sunday (October 16).
The city was hosting the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire district’s annual Trafalgar Day parade, and MK’s Cadets were joined by cadets and staff from the other seven units in the district.
After assembling off Secklow Gate, they were inspected by Captain Nick Roberts, Royal Navy, accompanied by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Alan Richards and Ian Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South.
The parade was commanded by Lt. Cdr (SCC) David Carter RNR and the colour party by CPO(SCC) Trevor Cole. The colour was carried by First Leiutenant, PO(SCC) Joy Tilley, escorted by two of our cadets and a guard found from all units in the district.
After the inspection the parade marched to the Church of Christ the Cornerstone where we were welcomed by Chaplain, Reverend David Bell and Fr. James Cassidy.
The church service included readings by three of MK cadets and a sermon by Rev Bell on the importance of faith.
The parade then reformed and marched past the inspecting officer outside the library.
Before the cadets dispersed, Captain Roberts presented MK Sea Cadets Commanding Officer, Lt. Cdr.(SCC) Robert Gearing RNR with a medal to commemorate 50 years of adult service to the corps.
Our photographer Colin Bridges was on hand to capture the parade.