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One of the great success stories of the fete was the contribution made by the Kesgrave Army Cadets to the smooth running of the event

In recognition of this the Parish Council expressed thanks by the award of a Certificate of Appreciation and a contribution towards the cadet funds. The presentation took place on Monday 24th September at the cadets’ meeting.

Making the presentation Mike Irwin, the Parish Council Chairman, expressed thanks and passed on the widely held view that the day could not have been managed without the cadets’ contribution towards managing the traffic and car parking, assisting the stall holders and being a reliable source of advice and guidance to all who attended. He also quoted representative feedback from participants

“The Army Cadets stood out for their hard work and helpfulness all day - they were superb!”

He concluded by saying that while many older people tend to grumble about the younger generation the example of the young men and women in the cadets was reassuring for the future

Sergeant Instructor Kieran Garrod the Detachment Commander - Kesgrave Parachute Detachment, who received the certificate on behalf of the cadets thanked the parish council and said that participating in community service was a key feature of the work of the cadets