A Wiltshire Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, CSjt Danny Ding accompanies HRH Duke of Kent to Sutton Mandeville


The rural parish of Sutton Mandeville, in Wiltshire, hosted several different units between 1915 and 1918, preparing soldiers for service on the Western Front.

Today, there are few signs left of these camps, however soldiers from 2 regiments, the 7th (City of London) Battalion, The London Regiment and the Royal Warwickshire Regiment left carvings of their cap badges cut into the downs.  After the First World War the 2 badges were periodically maintained but from the 1990s became overgrown and almost disappeared from sight. 

With help from Heritage Lottery funding the carved badges have now been restored and take their place in the landscape once again. HRH the Duke of Kent visited the badges at Sutton Mandeville accompanied by Wiltshire Army Cadet Force Lord Lieutenant Cadets, Cadet Colour Serjeant Danny Ding, of Warminster School Combined Cadet Force. 



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