At the weekend Cadets from 97 Battery South East London Army Cadet Force based at Green Hill in Woolwich Barracks paraded at the home of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Napier Lines in Woolwich, and were issued their new Royal Horse Artillery cap badges.
Lieutenant Colonel Bill Bolam, Commander Woolwich Station, helped to present the new cap badges and said, “This will be the only Cadet unit to be cap badged the Royal Horse Artillery. We hope to forge strong links with the Cadets to support them and see them interacting with our soldiers.”
Adult Cadet Force Volunteer Captain Karen Lorimer, second in command of 9 Company South East London Army Cadet Force said, “Over the last 18 months we have had so much help and support from the King’s Troop, and we have a real sense of family, and it feels right that we have been given this opportunity to be able to wear our new cap badge with pride.”
The parade was also attended by David Viner, Master of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights who have a strong affiliation with the Royal Artillery and the Cadets at Woolwich dating back to 1717 By-Laws, requiring them to support the King’s Wagon Train and his Artillery.”