Fort cadets re­mem­ber Somme fallen

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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