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Duchess of Cambridge Marks 75th Anniversary of RAF Air Cadets

  • Reuters

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, centre left, walks, as she attends a service at RAF church St Clement Danes, to mark the 75th anniversary year of the RAF Air Cadets, in London, Feb. 7, 2016.

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, centre left, walks, as she attends a service at RAF church St Clement Danes, to mark the 75th anniversary year of the RAF Air Cadets, in London, Feb. 7, 2016.

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge attended a service at the RAF church St Clement Danes in London on Sunday in her first official engagement as Honorary Air Commandment for the RAF Air Cadets.

Wearing the Air Cadets Dacre brooch, traditionally presented to best female cadet, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, spoke to RAF cadets before the service marking the 75th anniversary of the organization.

It was her first engagement since the Duke of Edinburgh passed his patronage of the RAF Air Cadets to her in December 2015, after 63 years serving as Honorary Commodore-in-Chief.

The role has her representing 42,000 air cadets aged 12 to 19 and 15,000 adult volunteers at 1,200 units across the UK and abroad.

Also in attendance was Group Captain Carol Vorderman, a qualified pilot, who became the first female Honorary Ambassador of the organization in 2014.

The RAF Air Cadets comprises both the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the Combined Cadet Force (RAF).

The service was followed by a reception at the Royal Courts of Justice.

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