Army Cadets

Annual camp

This photograph appeared in the Southend Standard on August 6th 1953, and shows the Benfleet and Canvey army cadets preparing to leave for the Essex Cadets annual camp at Fingringhoe.The photo looks to have been taken in Benfleet High Road, near the current TSB bank, looking towards Cemetery Corner, as the white building in the top right hand, partially viewed to the side of the lorry,is Benfleet Garage. Does anybody know any of the cadets in the photo or has anyone any recollection of the camp?

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  • For information the garage referred to in the top right hand corner has been demolished and has now become a Sainsbury’s store.

    By Mike Day (11/10/2018)

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