Hull Sea Cadets granted freedom of city

Members of Hull Sea Cadets have been granted the freedom of the city.

The unit, which is celebrating its centenary year, was given the honour in recognition of its "faithful service" to Hull.

The cadets join a list of 52 honorary freeman, which includes former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, Nelson Mandela and rugby player Colin Hutton.

Lord Mayor Nadine Fudge said: "The Sea Cadets have provided a faithful service to the city for 100 years."

Formed in 1914, Hull Sea Cadets are also known as TS Iron Duke and are affiliated with HMS Iron Duke who are also honorary freemen.

The unit was granted the honour at a meeting of Hull City Council on Thursday.

Unit chairman Councillor David Gemmell added: "To receive the freedom of Kingston upon Hull is the greatest honour the city can offer any individual or organisation.

"The award of this to the Hull Sea Cadets clearly demonstrates just how highly regarded and in what great esteem they are held within the city."

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