Cadets from Irvine traveled to Edinburgh to meet HRH Princess Anne at the official opening of Port Edgar Boat Station.
The event at the River Forth was very special for the group of North Ayrshire cadets, as Princess Royal Anne is also their Admiral.
Considered the hardest working royal in the country, Princess Anne arrived in the capital by helicopter and was praised for her genuine interest in the cadets and their future opportunities.
The cadets marched to the sound of music from the Royal Marines Band, then practiced sailing, windsurfing and paddleboarding.
Captain (SCC) Craig Hamilton RMR, Cadet Training Officer for the Royal Marines at Irvine, said: “It was a great experience for the cadets and staff involved that day.
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“Meeting HRH Princess Anne, the new Admiral of the Sea Cadets, and seeing all of the incredible facilities at the Boat Station is an experience that will stay with the cadets for a long time.
“The Princess Royal was absolutely brilliant and spent so much time with the cadets. She was genuinely interested in the training and the opportunities the new Port Edgar boat station offers them.”
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