Cadets Remember Soldiers Who Died in Seaside Tragedy

The Academy’s Cadet Pipe Band was invited by local Regiment the Fifth Fusiliers to help support a special ceremony to mark 100 years since the death of nine soldiers at Blyth beach.
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment soldiers drowned in the seaside tragedy in 1917, when they were sent to cool off in the sea after a training exercise.
The Warwickshires later became The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers and today are a part of the Fifth Fusiliers.
NCEA Combined Cadet Force (CCF) contingent commander, Major Parker, said: “The cadets provided a pipe band, a bugler, flautist, two singers and a marching section to the event and are very proud to help enable events such as this in our local community.”
Among the the drummers who sang at the ceremony was Cdt Courtney Stewart, 14, who lives in Ashington, but is originally from Warwickshire and her father was a Fusilier.
Major Parker added: “Courtney has practised her singing throughout the summer for this event and was proud when veterans from her county of birth spoke to her to thank her.”
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