SEE THE NEW PHOTOS FROM THE 1960s IN THE HISTORY SECTION INCLUDING ANNUAL CAMP ON SALISBURY PLAIN, HARRY SECOMBE TAKING THE SALUTE AND EVEN A PHOTO OF THE ANNUAL PRIZE GIVING!
The Corps of Drums NEEDS YOU! (minimum age 10yrs). If you are in Training, Junior or Senior Company then, in addition, you can also join the Corps of Drums on Thursday evenings 1915 - 2045hrs - click here for more info. Contact your Company Commander!
See the Corps of Drums in action with Blue, Training, Junior and Senior Companies in events at home and abroad in the NEW easy access scrolldown Gallery.
The Corps was founded by Miss Grace Reynolds in the early 1900s and is a Registered Charity offering activities for boys and girls from 6˝ to 18 years of age based at Caird Hall - map - near St Paul's Church at the top of Crawley Hill in Camberley. Weekly activities are supplemented by special events including weekend & summer camps, Mothers Day parade, Remembrance Day Parade, annual Prize Giving and Christmas Carol service together with the biennial trip to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium where the cadets take part in the Last Post Ceremony. The Corps is run by a dedicated group of volunteers and was granted Freedom of the Borough of Surrey Heath in 2004.
1,2 Receiving the Freedom of the Borough from the Mayor of Surrey Heath 2004 - 3,4 Biennial Parade at the Menin Gate, Ypres 2008
The Freedom of the Borough was granted by Surrey Heath Borough Council in 2004 to mark the contribution of the Corps to the young people of the community over 100 years and to open the newly refurbished headquarters at Caird Hall. The Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps marched through Camberley along the High Street, St George’s Road and along Knoll Road to take the salute from the then Surrey Heath Mayor Cllr Paul Ilnicki and Col David Sime, President of the Corps. Royal Marine Brig Nick Pounds — a former member of the Corps — cut the ribbon to declare the building open. Mr Franklin said he had received greetings and support from other Cadet Corps around the country and was pleased with the display from the Frimley and Camberley Cadets Corps. “They have done themselves very proud today in showing the Borough what the Cadet Corps is about and how we can build young people up.”
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