Gad’s cadets join villagers to pay respects to war heroes

More than 50 cadets from Gad’s Hill paraded through Higham yesterday on the way to the village church’s Remembrance Sunday service.

The 50-strong contingent was joined by teachers, proud parents, pupils and friends of the school.

With local people watching from their windows and doors, the procession was led by Headmaster David Craggs and accompanied by the school’s Corps of Drums and Colour Party.

After making their way from the school to St John’s Church, the cadets joined local scout and guide troops as flagbearers at the moving service, led by Father James.

After, a wreath was laid by Cadet Corporal Teagan Higgins in honour of the armed forces.

Contingent Commander Major Lamb said:  “It is a real privilege to be invited to represent the uniform and civilian services, and of course the school.

“We have over 100 cadets at Gad’s and for many of this year’s newest members, today was their first public parade.

“As always, I would like to thank our cadets’ parents – their continued support and commitment is reflected in the children and is a huge part of the success of the contingent.”

The returning parade was met by Gad’s kitchen staff who had prepared tea and bacon rolls for everybody who had taken part.