Army cadets and Cambridgeshire 876 march in a Freedom of Wisbech parade

PUBLISHED: 15:10 10 October 2017

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

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A parade of more than 80 young people and a team of memorial motorcyclists celebrated the Freedom of Wisbech with a special march.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

The county’s army cadet and Cambridgeshire 876 remembered paraded around town to celebrate the honour.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Colonel Mark Knight, of Cambridgeshire Army Cadets, said: “The cadets were awarded the Freedom of Wisbech in 1996 and I was in that first parade.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

“In 2017 it is actually the first time we have exercised that freedom . We are honoured to be able to do so.”

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

They paraded from St Peter’s Church car park, through the market place and museum square and finished with a review and reading out a scroll with refreshments at St Peter’s and speeches afterwards.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

The members of Cambridgeshire 876 Remembered were given the Freedom of Wisbech in 2015.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

They formed because Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) records show that 876 officers and soldiers of The Cambridgeshire Regiment, who were killed during WW1, have memorials at home and abroad.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

The fallen are named in 208 cemeteries across six countries and the intention of the riders is to honour all 876.

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force on their freedom of Wisbech march PHOTO: Ian Carter

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