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Offline KeithG

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Re: Royal Marine Cadet`s Memorial.
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 03:23:41 PM »
One of my friends from school I still see his wife's elder brother was one killed James Cunningham he was just 12yrs old.
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Offline MartinR

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Re: Royal Marine Cadet`s Memorial.
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 11:18:48 PM »
The red lights were written into the Scout Handbook by 1970, and were also in Air Cadet instructions.  Today Highway Code rule 5 (organised walks) requires red lights at the back and white lights at the front.

Offline stuartwaters

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Re: Royal Marine Cadet`s Memorial.
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 06:41:16 PM »
If you would like to look at your post stuartwaters- a correction is needed. ( first line )


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Re: Royal Marine Cadet`s Memorial.
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 06:02:49 PM »
As an after math of the tragedy it was Made Forces Law that the  Rear Guard and Marker of any body of Marching Men should carry Red Lanterns.

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Re: Royal Marine Cadet`s Memorial.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 11:37:44 AM »
Put "dock road cadets" into your favorite search engine and you will get many results.  Among them:

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Re: Royal Marine Cadet`s Memorial.
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 10:02:10 AM »
It was on the old Forum. They were marching from Melville Barracks towards the Dockyard, in dense fog when they were hit by the bus.


The site of the former Melville Barracks is now occupied by the Melville Court Estate.


The dead are buried in the Military Cemetery on Woodlands Road, Gillingham in a plot maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission I believe. There was also a scandal around the fate of money donated for the families. All was detailed on the original Forum.
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Offline castle261

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Royal Marine Cadet`s Memorial.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 07:16:38 PM »
There was the story of the tragic case of the Royal Marine Cadets accident on Dock Road.
A memorial was placed in the wall of Dock Road, to place where the accident happened.
The Cadets were marching, on their way for some activity in or near the Royal Naval barracks.
It was getting dark - when a bus came down the hill, using only his sidelights - went into the
marching group - causing many deaths & casualties. Maybe this story was on the KHF site.
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