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Dukies receive prized military uniform berets

New Duke of York's Royal Military School students were presented with their prized uniform berets at a special ceremony attended by family and friends

Posted by Julian Owen | October 31, 2017 | Events

Duke of York’s Royal Military School’s Principal, Alex Foreman, has helped to present berets to more than 120 new Dukies, mainly Year 7, who completed a period of parade training after joining the school in September. The school’s Vice Principal and Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Steven Saunderson assisted. 

The beret is an essential part of each student’s ceremonial uniform, worn on parade and special occasions. Students can also wear the cap badge of a family member who has served in the armed forces on their dress blues. It is called their ‘heart badge’ and is a poignant recognition of their family's military heritage. 

Alex Foreman said: “The Beret Parade is a significant event for our students as it heralds their careers as Dukies, with all the pride and importance that represents. Parents who attended also found it a heart-warming occasion, especially as it was the first time they will have seen students on parade embracing our military ethos that helps develop character and life skills.”  

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