100 year re-enactment
Cadets from the Sea Cadet Corps Training Ship Talisman, Nelson and Motueka NZ Cadet Corps units and 23 (Nelson) Squadron, Air Training Corps paraded recently on the wharf where, 100 years ago, young men from the Nelson area embarked for the First World War.
The cadets listened to speeches from various dignitaries describing the historical significance of the event. New Zealand Cadet Forces officers present commented that all felt the emotional impact of standing where some of their forefathers had stood waiting to join the war.
NZ Cadet Units around the country will be involved in many civic services over the next four years to mark various events of World War One
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