BIDEFORD Army Cadets marched out of their long-occupied base at Bideford College for the last time on Wednesday night. The hut in the grounds of the school, that has been home to the cadets for decades, will be swept away under building works for the new

BIDEFORD Army Cadets marched out of their long-occupied base at Bideford College for the last time on Wednesday night.The hut in the grounds of the school, that has been home to the cadets for decades, will be swept away under building works for the new Bideford College, which started this month.Detachment commander Lieut Peter Hooper said the 30-strong unit was moving to a temporary home with the local Sea Cadets in Park Lane, but ultimately would be looking to have a new home of their own, or be included in plans for the development of a youth "centre of excellence" in the town.Their weekly meetings would continue and their work would go on, as it had done in Bideford since 1942, he said.The final night at the hut was marked with a special presentation when the Bideford detachment became one of the first to receive an "above standard" certificate for its annual inspection. The new certificates are being presented for the first time this year.