Cadets are handed the freedom of Ramsey in first for town

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

The mayor of Ramsey says he will be looking to honour more worthy community groups after the town’s cadet force was granted the freedom of the town on Sunday.

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Councillor Doug McIlwain said the cadets had been serving Ramsey more than 50 years and made fitting recipients for what is believed to be the first group handed the freedom of the town.

A parade and civic service was held at the weekend to mark the occasion, with more than 200 people turning out to show their support for the cadets.

Cllr McIlwain said: “It was the first time the freedom has been given to anyone so it was a great occasion for the town. We took some experience from others who have held similar events and everything seemed to go seamlessly.

“I believe in honouring people and organisations that do good work. The cadets have been working since 1958 so it was high time we recognised them in the best way we could, to give something back to the people who have served so well.

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant


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“This was a first for us but I am sure it won’t be the last.”

As well as a service in Thomas a Becket Church, a wreath was also laid at the town’s war memorial to mark Merchant Navy Day.

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography

Ramsey Freedom of the Town PICTURE: RWT Photography - Credit: Archant

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