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Merton Volunteer Police Cadets support Armed Forces Day 2017

AFD VPC 1On Saturday 24 June 2017, young people from Merton’s Volunteer Police Cadets and London Fire Brigade Cadets joined forces to march together to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

AFD VPC 2As part of south London’s only town centre parade march, the Cadets joined Army Reserve units from 151 Transport Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps, Veterans from the Royal British Legion and the Ghurka Associaton, with other community and youth groups.

The 999 Cadets were led by Schools PC Marco Cetara and London Fire Brigade Cadets Coordinator Nikki Rees, supported by volunteer leaders and cadets from both Services.

The Salute was taken by Deputy Lieutenant for Merton, Mrs Claire Whelan and Mayor of Merton.

Police and Fire Cadets serve in different units but work closely on joint events as part of one big 999 Cadet family. They were inspected by Merton police borough commander Chief Superintendent Steve Wallace (see photo) who praised both units and said they were a credit to both the Met Police and London Fire Brigade.”

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