The Corps was founded by Miss Grace Reynolds in the early 1900s and is a Registered Charity offering activities for boys and girls from 6½ 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.
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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