Higham Brownies, Beavers, Cubs and Scouts were presented with a commemorative coin by Gad’s Hill CCF cadets at the village’s Remembrance Sunday service.

The 50-strong Gad’s contingent joined the local Girlguiding and Scout troops at St. John’s Church after marching from their school, led by the CCF band and Colour Party.

Joining villagers and friends, together, they paid their respects to those who fought and lost their lives in WWI at the moving service, led by Father James.

After, Gad’s Contingent Commander, Major Mark Lamb, helped Father James hand-out a limited edition ‘Angel of Mons’ centenary coin to all the children who took part.

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

“Sharing these special keepsakes, kindly donated to us by The Royal Mint, with the community is what Gad’s is all about and I hope the children will treasure them, and their memories of today, as much as our cadets will.

“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.

 

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