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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland



15 November 2016

As Remembrance Sunday commemorations take place all across Northern Ireland, Sea, Army and Air Cadets pay their respects to the Nation's fallen at the solemn act of Remembrance at Belfast's Cenotaph.

They were joined by hundreds from a variety of youth organisations who gathered in the cold at the Garden of Remembrance at Belfast City Hall for a two-minute silence to honour those killed in both World Wars and later conflicts. 

Remembrance Sunday was originally conceived as a commemoration of the war dead of the First World War, but following World War II, the ceremony was extended to focus on the nation's dead of both world wars. In 1980, it was widened further to include all who have suffered and died in conflict in the service of their county and those who mourn their loss.


Captured in a moment of reflection, pictured above left: Cadet Darcie McKee, above centre: Cadet Jack Bothwell from Whitehouse Army Cadets, above right: Cadet Corporal Anna McKeever, Air Cadets


Pictured above left: Army Cadets - Cadet Jack Bothwell, Cadet Colour Sergeant Emily Moore, Cadet Corporal Kaci Smyth and Cadet Corporal Nathan Ferris.

Pictured above right: Air Cadets - Cadet John Parke, Cadet Corporal Matthew Ward, Cadet Adam Ward and Cadet Corporal Anna McKeever.


Preparing to pay their respects, above left - Sea Cadets Drew Totten and Catie Pedan from the Training Ship Eagle and above right - Royal Marines Cadet Jonathan Cuthbert from Training Ship Formidable.

Sea, Army and Air Cadets lining the route to the cenotaph.

Cadets also took part in the Northern Ireland Festival of Remembrance in the Waterfront Hall. Pictured above is Cadet Victoria Higgins, Cadet Sgt James Stower, Cadet Sgt Phillip Lindsay and Cadet Sgt Emily Moore.

Cadets were represented at Remembrance events across Northern Ireland, above are the Cadets of Cullybackey Detachment - Army Cadets.