Pipe and Drums parade new uniforms.

The Wiltshire Army cadet force Corps of Drums and Bugles marching band which is made up of children from all walks of life aged 12 to 18 years.The band parades in events like Old Town Festival, Purton and Pewsey Carnival and event like Kentwood Christmas Cracker

The corp recently attended the Altcar Music Camp for a week, where the cadets were taught by, and paraded with, the Army Corps of Music Catterick and the Coldstream Guards. They were issued with full British Army No1 ceremonial uniforms which are valued at about £18,000.

The corp also received a donation last year from the Swindon Lions consisting of the side drums and flute/Bugles.

Apart from musical and marching skills the Cadets are also taught life skills like Emergency First Aid, Countryside code, drill and turnout (ironing their own kit), map and compass work etc., which gives them skills to take them into the adult world.

Here is a full gallery of images of the first parade with this uniform on that took place in front of the Mayor of Swindon Cllr Maureen Penny in Faringdon Park, which is next to their base, the TA Centre.

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