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400 cadets march together for first time on Island

For the first time in Prince Edward Island's history 400 cadets from all three wings marched together in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.
Close to 400 cadets marched in a P.E.I. 2014 event. It's the first time Island cadets have gathered together. (CBC)

For the first time in Prince Edward Island's history, 400 cadets from all three wings marched together in honour of the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.

All year the Island is marking 150 years since the Charlottetown Conference which led to Canada's Confederation.

Army, sea and air cadets all participated in Sunday's event. They played music, marched and showed off their skills.

Air cadet Kyle MacIsaac says Sunday's parade increased the bond between his colleagues and the other cadets.

"All the cadets are like, 'Oh we're better than the other element' and everything, there's always that going on," he said. "But something like this with all the cadets together it's really amazing. Other people will be able to see what we get to do and then maybe they'll want to join to try and get those same opportunities as well."

Cadets have seen a decrease in membership numbers over the past several decades.

Organizers on P.E.I. say many units are actively recruiting new members.

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