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Over 280 young people had the privilege of watching HM The King’s Coronation procession from a dedicated youth enclosure at Admiralty Arch.

The cadets and young people from the MPS and City of London Volunteer Police Cadets, Boys’ Brigade, LFB Fire Cadets, Sea Cadets, RAF Air Cadets, The Girls’ Brigade England & Wales and Army Cadets had a front row view of HM The King as he made his way from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey accompanied by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, and watched the spectacular military procession on the return.

Madison and Poppy, 12, from 1st Hawkwell Girls Brigade got up at 3.45am to travel to The Mall. Both girls agreed it was worth the early start. “This is a piece of history that I’ll be able to tell my friends and family about” said Madison. Poppy agreed, adding “This has been really fun and exciting”.

Whilst cadets from St John Ambulance were helping provide first aid support to the general public, members of the Scouts and Girlguiding were helping with ‘way finding’ – providing directions and assistance to the huge crowds on The Mall, at Green Park, Hyde Park and Admiralty Arch.

After the procession, the cadets and young people walked the length of The Mall to cheering crowds and had a prime spot outside Buckingham Palace for the famous balcony wave and fly past.