SLIDESHOW: Parade to commemorate Trafalgar

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More than 100 cadets and staff from Sea Cadet units in Harrogate, York, Hull, Filey and Scarborough attended the annual parade to mark Trafalgar Day.

This year’s event was held in Harrogate on Sunday, with a church service led by Rev Tony Shepherd of St Peter’s Church, who talked about Nelson and his portrayal in a forthcoming film called Love and Glory.

The cadets paraded to the council offices, where they were hosted by the Harrogate Mayor, Coun Mike Newby, in his chambers.

Commodore Sutermeister then talked about how The Sea Cadet Corps are the face of The Royal Navy in many parts of Britain and how well the band and cadets had paraded despite the weather.

Trafalgar Day commemorates the historic victory of the British Navy over the French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Admiral Lord Nelson commanded the fleet from HMS Victory but was mortally wounded, so the event also commemorates and celebrates his life. Some of the local cadets will be taking part in the National Trafalgar Day ceremony in London on Sunday. For more on the Harrogate Sea Cadets, please visit www.harrogateseacadets.org