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Cadets’ Ypres honour

PUBLISHED: 14:28 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 10:36 12 August 2010

SEA cadets have laid a wreath at a daily ceremony honouring the memory of soldiers who died in Ypres during World War I.

SEA cadets have laid a wreath at a daily ceremony honouring the memory of soldiers who died in Ypres during World War I.

Members of Bromley Sea Cadet Unit took part in the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium last Saturday.

Of the 28 cadets and staff who went, two were selected to lay a wreath and present the unit colours. Able Cadet Tom Kennars represented the Sea Cadets and Marine Cadet Joe Peagam represented Bromley's Marine Cadet detachment. The cadets were joined by Steve Susans, who represented the Bromley Branch of the Royal Naval Association, who presented the branch colours. The ceremony has been held at the Menin Gate every night at 8pm since 1928. The daily tribute is performed by a team of buglers from the Last Post Association.

A spokesperson said: "It was a rare honour for the cadets to represent their Unit, the Sea Cadet Corps and their country.


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