Fort cadets remember Somme fallen
FORT William cadets took part in a First World War battlefield tour.
Cadet Lance Corporal Nicole Gray, 16, Lance Corporal Kathryn Kelly, 15, Sergeant Corran Wineberg, 16, and Sergeant Jodie Standen, 16, from 1st Battalion the Highlander’s Fort William Detachment visited cemeteries, memorials and battlefields of the Somme.
Throughout the three days the cadets were in France they paid their respects at numerous cemeteries on the Somme including the Railway Hollow Cemetery and Sheffield Memorial Park.
They also visited memo- rials remembering Scottish units who fought at the Somme, including the 51st Highland Division Memorial at Beaumont Hamel Newfound National Park and the memorial to the Cameron Highlanders at High Wood.
During the visit the cadets took part in wreath laying ceremonies at the memorial to the pipers at Longueval and the Thiepval Memorial to the Somme Missing at which Lance Corporal Kelly laid a wreath.
Lance Corporal Gray, said: ‘It has made me realise how much people gave up for the freedom we have today.’