Royal appointment for Exning cadet

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Simon Fagg ANL-140715-165804001

Exning schoolboy Simon Fagg was one of 500 Royal Marines Cadets inspected by the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, in celebration of the Royal Marines’ 350th anniversary earlier this month.

Simon, pictured, is a member of the Newmarket Marine Cadets which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at Newmarket College.

The parade is the first time that the Royal Marine Cadets have been inspected by the Duke, who is Captain General of the Royal Marines.

Before arrival at Buckingham Palace, the cadets, aged betwen 13 and 18, had marched down the Mall, led by the Royal Marines Bands of Portsmouth and Collingwood.