Navy groups march to mark Trafalger Day

KETTERING Market Square in Kettering. Sea cadets from Eastern Region to parade for Trafalgar Day
KETTERING Market Square in Kettering. Sea cadets from Eastern Region to parade for Trafalgar Day

Hundreds of sea cadets marched through Kettering to mark one of Britain’s most historic naval victories.

Members of cadet organisations from across the region were supported by the Kettering Sea Cadet Band as they paraded through the town on Sunday to mark the Battle of Trafalger.

The battle resulted in Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson’s victory over the combined fleets of the French and Spanish navies on October 21.

The event started with a stand to attention in Market Square and an inspection from Captain Andrew Barnwell RDRNL.

The members then paraded through the town to Toller United Reformed Church, in Gold Street, for a church service led by the Rev Helen Carr.

Chairman of the parents committee at the Kettering Sea Cadets, John Yeoman, said: “I’m proud of all the cadets who came to Kettering for the event.”

He added: “It is important we continue to mark such events in our country’s history.”