The hard work of army cadets from Stanbridge and Leighton in helping raise funds for a soldiers’ charity paid off when they went behind the scenes at the Royal Military Tattoo.
The cadets won the ABF - The Soldiers’ Charity Revision Trophy for getting behind local community fund-raiser Jacqui Sage Passant and helping on a number of her projects.
The cadets beat off competition from 1,700 cadets groups from around the country. This was the first time the trophy had been awarded to a unit in East Anglia.
Said Jacqui: “The cadets helped raise over £15,000 this year through bag packs in local supermarkets and other fund raising events.
“The public love to see the girls and boys out in the town helping the community and are very generous in return, and, of course, the British Army has huge support.
“These cadets appreciate how much is owed to our service men and women and this is their way of giving something back”.
The cadets got to go backstage and sit on the motorbikes that the famous White Helmets ride, meet the Household Cavalry and their horses and even a couple of camels.