Memorable battlefield visit to Belgium for cadets

Members of the Angus and Dundee Battalion Army Cadet Force during the visit to Belgium.
Members of the Angus and Dundee Battalion Army Cadet Force during the visit to Belgium.

Eleven Army Cadets and two adults from Angus and Dundee Battalion were invited to join ‘forces’ with the Black Watch Battalion Army Cadet Force, Perth, in a Belgium battlefield tour recently.

The cadets paraded and laid wreaths and crosses at Poelcappelle, Essex Farm, Hooge Crater, Tyne Cot, Passchendaele, Seaforth and Minty Farm Cemetries as well as at the Menin Gate where the cadets took part in the main wreath laying ceremony on the Saturday evening where the public looked on.

Lance Corporal Fraser Steele laid a wreath at the Menin Gate and throughout the tour Corporal Cameron Keith paraded the Battalion Banner.

The tour started in Ypres in the Flanders Fields Museum where the cadets had workbooks to complete and concluded in Brugge where the cadets had the opportunity to do some shopping and take home some famous Belgian chocolate.

The trip was educational and at the same time an emotional one.