Crowland and Spalding cadets in the community

Army cadets from the Crowland and Spalding platoons who cleaned up the churchyard at Crowland Abbey.
Army cadets from the Crowland and Spalding platoons who cleaned up the churchyard at Crowland Abbey.

Army cadets from Crowland and Spalding platoons have helped clean up the churchyard at Crowland Abbey.

The young people gave up their free time to work hard in what RSM Rob Gibson, who led the work party, called “extremely warm conditions”.

They weeded the graves and cleaned up the paths and surrounding areas, as well as repositioning displaced stonework around graves.

Crowland War Memorial was included in the day’s efforts, receiving a wash and tidy up, and the surrounding chains were washed and repainted.

The cadets received compliments for their efforts from the vicar as well as visitors to the churchyard and people passing by.

Sgt Dave Young of Crowland Platoon, said: “The cadets will earn a pass in their Cadet in the Community section of their training regimen for carrying out this work, along with their efforts at Crowland Show and Spalding Grammar School open day.”

Sgt Young said if anyone is interested in joining the Army cadets they should visit armycadets.com or go along to the Crowland platoon, which parades in the Children’s Centre at South View School on Postland Road. Crowland parade nights are Wednesdays (6.45pm to 9pm), though it is closed now until August 26 for the annual camp.