28/06/2015

Haringey’s Youth celebrate their victory on Armed Forces Day

Over seventy of Haringey’s Sea, Army, Air, Marine, and Police Cadets together with Scouts marched proudly from the Scouts Park at Bounds Green to the Civic Centre on Sunday (28th June ), to mark Armed Forces Day and to hear announced which of them was the winner of the annual inter group skills competition.

The Met Police Emerald Pipes and Drums led the column of smart young people proudly wearing their organisation’s uniforms. Throughout Saturday 27th June the Scouts Park was a hive of activity as teams pitted their wits against each other, meeting challenges and showing off their skills on command tasks, archery and in leadership.

On arrival at the Civic Centre Mayor Councillor Jennifer Mann took the salute before the parade was presented for inspection. She was joined by the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Haringey Captain Peter Baker RD DL RNR (HM Queen’s representative in the borough) Tottenham MP David Lammy and other VIP guests and youth leaders.

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Haringey Peter Baker commented:”This is a very special weekend for us here in Haringey, not only because we are marking Armed Forces Weekend but because we are able to celebrate the tremendous contribution of the many uniformed youth organisations in the borough. I thank both the young people and their adult leaders.”

After the inspection, the results were announced and a huge cheer went up when current trophy holders Haringey Volunteer Police Cadets were announced as the 2015 Competition winners. The Mayor congratulated everyone and presented the winners’ trophy and medals.

Haringey’s Met Police Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Victor Olisa said: ” I’m immensley proud of the Police Cadets who have worked hard to win this trophy, but also to the others who took part, as well as all the adult leaders who made this happen.