Cadet carries the flag for Queen’s 90th birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:53 25 April 2016 | UPDATED: 11:54 25 April 2016

Gareth Atkins at the ceremony. Photo Credit: Roger Vaughan

Gareth Atkins at the ceremony. Photo Credit: Roger Vaughan

He was a part of the beacon-lighting ceremony last week

A Meopham teenager took part in a local celebration of the Queen’s landmark birthday last week.

As Britain’s longest reigning monarch marked her 90th birthday, 15-year-old cadet, Gareth Atkins carried the Union Flag.

Joined by fellow cadets from Gad’s Hill independent school, the group visited the lighting of a beacon at Windmill Hill.

Gad’s Contingent Commander Major Lamb said: “It is an honour to be invited to such a prestigious event, and to be part of British history.

“Our cadets often attend formal national events, and always make me, and the whole school, extremely proud.

“Tonight was extra special as Gareth was selected to carry-out such an important duty in front of so many people – he did so with maturity and respect.”


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