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Gad’s CCF, and Prince Charles, pay tribute to Waterloo war heroes

Combined Cadet Force Staff Sergeant Portia joined HRH Prince of Wales at a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo.

The Prince was guest of honour at the national service of commemoration at the iconic London landmark and Portia represented the school’s CCF after Gad’s was asked to attend, along with only a few other schools from across the country.

Major Mark Lamb, who accompanied Portia, said: “This truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“The cathedral is breath-taking and the service was very moving – we were honoured to be part of it and proud to be one of only a small number of schools invited.

Gad’s CCF is often asked to prestigious events and a group of cadets joined a parade in Canterbury to also pay their respects to those who fought in the great European crusade.

They lined the route to the city’s cathedral to re-enact the journey of Major Percy, before attending The Lord Lieutenant’s Service of Commemoration for The Battle of Waterloo, along with HRH Duke of Kent and Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount de L’Isle MBE.