Kimbolton flag unfurled at 3,500ft

FLAGMAKERS HoF of Kimbolton will fly the flag to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cadet Forces – when their specially-designed flag is unveiled at 3,500ft by a military parachute team. The design will be formally unveiled at the Army Careers Exhibit

FLAGMAKERS HoF of Kimbolton will fly the flag to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Cadet Forces - when their specially-designed flag is unveiled at 3,500ft by a military parachute team.

The design will be formally unveiled at the Army Careers Exhibition at Bassingbourn Barracks near Royston on April 28 and 29, when the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment display team will 'jump' the flag and fly it next to the flag of the Army.

HoF managing director Donna Geranio said: "It is a pleasure to help the cadets in this way for their special year.

"Like the cadet forces, our company is part of the local community and we welcome the opportunity to support young people in meaningful activities."

The flag was presented to East Anglia RFCA representative Captain Tony Ansell, who said: "The support shown by HoF is greatly appreciated. For 150 years young people in the cadet forces have been learning life skills and gaining academic qualifications which they can use throughout their lives.

"This is an important anniversary which we hope will be shared by everyone".

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Created in the 1860s, the first cadet units have now evolved to become the Sea Cadet Corps, Combined Cadet Force, Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps.

Units of young people and their adult leaders are now based in nearly every town and city, offering challenging and fun activities for 12-20-year-olds, based on good citizenship and the values of military service.

INFORMATION: Visit www.cadet150.org or www.reserve-forces-anglia.org.uk.

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