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National VPC Invited to take part in the Lord Mayors Show

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LOrd MAyor of London


Saturday the 14th November 2015 will see the 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor of London’s Show, an annual parade through the streets of the City of London, a vibrant mix of state ceremony, military parade and carnival, attended by half a million people and viewed live on television by millions each year.

This year the National VPC have been invited by their partners, ASDAN, to enter a body of Cadets into the parade to march with the other participants. The theme for this year is “Maritime” and hence we have sought the assistance of Teen Marine, the charity set up by two former Cadet Leaders to enable the enjoyment of the marine environment by young people from deprived areas, proud owners of “The RiB from Gib”, Hot Fuzz, a 9m RiB donated by the Gibraltar Police after being seized. In addition we have sought the attendance of the MPS Corps of Drums from Greenwich VPC for their musical accompaniment.

Forces who are currently using the ASDAN accredited workbooks are invited to nominate Cadets and Staff to take part in this event. Staff and Cadets are expected to make their own way to the event with a meet time of 0900 on the day. At this time the National VPC are unfortunately unable to pay for any travel or accommodation costs.

We have been asked to supply between 30 and 40 Cadets. Each force selected to take part will get at least 5 places, possibly more depending on demand.

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Jon Thompson from the NVPC team at

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