Gallery: Mayor of St Edmundsbury and sea cadets commemorate Trafalgar Day

The Trafalgar Day parade on Angel Hill in Bury.

The Trafalgar Day parade on Angel Hill in Bury. - Credit: Archant

A parade and service was held in Bury St Edmunds this morning remembering a naval victory more than 200 years ago.

The sea cadets joined mayor of St Edmundsbury Robert Everitt for the Trafalgar Day parade, commemorating the victory of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

The conflict was fought off the Cape of Trafalgar, offshore from Cadiz, Spain, with forces from Spain and France clashing with Britain.

The Battle of Trafalgar made Lord Horatio Nelson one of Britain’s most famous war heroes.

As Admiral in the Navy, he led the British fleet to victory.

The parade started on Angel Hill for inspection, where cadets then marched up to the arc, returning for a service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

After the service there was a march past and salute on Angel Hill.

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