On Sunday 19 October, hundreds of Sea Cadets from across the country will descend upon Trafalgar Square to commemorate the famous Battle of Trafalgar with a formal parade. 500 young people, including cadets from the Army and Air Cadets have been rehearsing all year for the big day, where they will parade and perform spectacular precision displays. Our spectacular 80 strong Massed Band will also be playing as they march from Horse Guards to Trafalgar Square, down The Mall.
For over 100 years, Sea Cadets have marked the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with a parade on Trafalgar Square, London on the Sunday closest to 21 October. It is a highlight of the Sea Cadet year and cadets across the UK have worked hard to hone their skill and talent to take part in this impressive show.
The event is free to watch, please join us to celebrate the 209th National Trafalgar Day!
Order of parade
11.00am: Glee Club performance by Sea Cadets
11.20am: Pipes and drums display by Air Training Corps
11.40am: Physical Training display by Sea Cadets
11.45am: Performance by the Massed Band of the Sea Cadets Corps
11.50am: Arrival of Escort to the Colour - Royal Marines Cadets from across the country
12.00pm and onwards: Arrival of the Reviewing Officer, Major General Martin Smith, MBE, Commandant General Royal Marines
Parade inspection and wreath laying ceremony
The 'Last Post' will be sounded
Service conducted by the Sea Cadets Corps Chaplain, Reverend Graham Hitchins
Hymn 'Eternal Father' will be sang
Nelson's Prayer before the Battle of Trafalgar, read by Petty Officer Cadet Fiona, Navy Board Cadet from North West Area
March past by the volunteers and cadets of the Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps.