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Lord Mayor to attend parade and service this Sunday commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar

The Lord Mayor Cllr Judith Chapman will be attending a special parade and service with over 300 sea cadets from Yorkshire this Sunday to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar.

As part of the annual ‘Trafalgar Day’ commemorations which mark the victory by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, the Lord Mayor will be joined by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant at 11am on Victoria Gardens to inspect the cadets before they march through the city centre. Following the parade, which was organised by the City of Leeds Sea Cadets, a special service attended by the Lord Mayor will then be held at the city’s cathedral from 1pm to 2pm. After the service, the Lord Mayor, who is also president of the City of Leeds Sea Cadets, will then take the salute back on Victoria Gardens.

Traditionally celebrated by Sea Cadet Corps, 17 Units are expected to attend the parade and service from West, South and North Yorkshire, which members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Chapman said:

“As president of the City of Leeds Sea Cadets I am extremely honoured to join over 300 sea cadets from across Yorkshire this Sunday to mark the annual commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar.

“It would be fantastic to see the public join us on Sunday to mark Trafalgar Day, which will include an inspection, parade through the city centre by the sea cadets and a special service held at the cathedral.”

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk