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Cadets honoured at 150th anniversary

PUBLISHED: 16:28 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 10:46 12 August 2010

PRESENTATION: Viscount De L’Isle MBE with Katie Young, Nicky Harvie,  Michael Brough, Lewis Young and chairman John Davies.

PRESENTATION: Viscount De L'Isle MBE with Katie Young, Nicky Harvie, Michael Brough, Lewis Young and chairman John Davies.

CADETS were honoured at a special ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the movement.

CADETS were honoured at a special ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of the movement.

Members of the 173 (Orpington) Squadron Army Cadet Force were among hundreds across the County that were awarded certificates at the Poppy Appeal awards

ceremony at Oakwood House in Maidstone.

Awards and certificates were

handed out by the Viscount De L'Isle MBE DL at the event hosted by Kent County Council.

It was the first of a series of Cadet 150 events involving all Kent's Sea, Army, Air and Combined Cadet Force units.

Speaking last Wednesday, Lord De L'Isle said: "The United Kingdom's Cadet movement is one of the oldest and most successful voluntary youth organisations in the world.

"Cadet 150 honours the role the Cadet Forces play in assisting young people towards responsible adulthood through learning new skills and developing self-confidence and recognises the contribution young people themselves make to their local communities.

"Not least, this year's celebrations will I am sure reflect the spirit of fun, excitement, adventure and community service at the heart of the Cadet movement.

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