Cadets from Gad’s Hill joined the newly elected Mayor of Gravesham at a special service marking her election.
Councillor Greta Goatley represented the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle at the Gravesham Borough Council Civic Service at St George’s Church, Gravesend.
Contingents from the independent school’s Combined Cadet Force were invited to provide standards for the ceremony. Cadet Sergeant Major Portia Hunt and Cadet Lance Corporal Matthew Dwyer provided the Colour Party and led the parade, together with representatives from Gravesham Royal Engineers Association and Gravesend Sea Cadets, into the church.
Also in attendance were the Deputy Mayor, Councillors and the Deputy Lieutenant of Kent Dr Bhargawa Vasudaven. Dr Vasudaven’s son Nathan attended Gad’s Hill and was Vice Head of School from 2006-2007.
Gad’s Hill Contingent Commander, Major Mark Lamb said: “We are always proud to be asked to represent the armed forces at community events and services.
“Today marked an important occasion for Gravesham and further strengthens the strong links our school has with the borough.
“As always, I would like to thank the cadets, and their parents, for their continued commitment and support.”