NCEA cadets were out in force at the weekend to join the celebrations at Beamish Museum’s biggest ever parade.
Members of the North East England Cadets Pipes and Drums and wind band entertained the crowds at the Empire and Flag event.
Empire Day was first celebrated in 1902, following the end of the Boer War. Traditionally held on 24th May on the birthday of Queen Victoria – it was intended to encourage people, especially children, to be aware of their duties as citizens of the British Empire.
The flag parade, led by Vice Lord Lieutenant of County Durham, was the museum’s biggest ever parade.
Maj Parker, contingent commander NCEA CCF, said: “It was a great turn out from the Pipe Band. Our windband cadets also did a fantastic job slipping in with the brilliant Durham ACF Band and Bugles.”
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