The pride of the borough’s youth will be on parade in Holland Park this weekend to showcase the benefits of service in the cadets.

Taking part will be scores of young people from the police cadets, sea cadets and the army cadet force.

YOU PICFamilies will be warmly welcomed to come along and experience for themselves the thrills and spills of cadet life.

It’s all part of Youth Organisations in Uniform (YOU) Day which taking places on Saturday 5 July. Participating alongside the kids will be a contingent from The Royal Yeomanry and also the Army Outreach Team who will be bringing along an Assault Course and Climbing Wall and subjecting young people to strenuous challenge and competition with the Mayor of the Royal Borough on hand to award medals and trophies to the survivors.

But YOU Day won’t all be about the uniformed services; there will be also be other volunteering opportunities aplenty thanks to the presence of Team London and the Kensington and Chelsea’s Volunteer Centre.

The Mayor said: “I am looking forward to joining the cadets and their officers at Holland Park.  This promises to be a fun and exciting event.  Our cadets do us proud throughout the year, whether it is at the solemn ceremonies on Remembrance Day or by volunteering in the community.  I hope we will be joined in the park on the day by many families who can get involved in the fun and find out more about what the local cadet services have to offer.”

The day begins at 10.30am to 3.30pm, on the Sports Field in Holland Park. For more information please contact RBKC’s Community Engagement Team on 020 7598 4633 or email

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