The Second World War Memorial Stone in the Northern Cemetery, Hull.
The Second World War Memorial Stone in the Northern Cemetery, Hull.

Dutch Cadets to visit Hull to trace steps of Second World War soldier

Twenty-five Cadets and two teachers from the Netherlands will visit Hull as part of a project to trace the steps of a Second World War soldier.

Corporal Richard Sydney Huitt, who began his military journey in Hull, was killed in action and buried in the grounds of the Cadets’ school in the Netherlands.

The Cadets will attend the Veterans’ Community Hub in Hull on Saturday 15 February from 10am to noon.

They will be greeted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Steve Wilson, and welcomed to the city by Armed Forces Champion, Councillor Alan Gardiner, along with veterans who attend the hub and local Cadets.

To return a favour to Hull and the family of Corporal Huitt, they will also be visiting Northern Cemetery to help clean the Second World War Memorial Stone.

Hull City Council has been working closely with the Cadets, Veterans’ Community Hub and Bereavement Services on the project.

The top of the Pearson Park archway
Hull City Council worker Graham Paddock with his dance partner Donna Piercy.