Northumbria Army Cadets visit Normandy beaches
Five Berwick Army cadets have recently returned from a poignant visit to the beaches of Normandy ahead of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.
They were part of a 50-strong contingent from Northumbria Army Cadet Force (ACF) who took part in a national tour, which was organised by Wiltshire ACF.
Over a one-week period, 2,000 Army cadets took part in the trip to research Operation Overlord, a key offensive in securing victory during the Second World War.
They had guided tours of Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, Longues Battery, Pegasus Bridge and Museum and Gold Beach.
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Whilst at Gold Beach, Cadet Company Sergeant Major Jamie Ball of Berwick Detachment laid a poppy cross in memory of Normandy veteran Ted Bullock.
He said: “Visiting Normandy was an insightful experience.
“It means a lot to have been given this opportunity by the ACF to visit such a historically important place where thousands of brave men and women gave their lives.
“It will be a memory that will stick with me for my entire life.”