Item ITN/5/8/342 - The official Royal Wedding cake

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The official Royal Wedding cake


  • 28 July 1981 (Creation)

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Chatham. The official Royal Wedding cake, standing 5 feet high and weighing 255 pounds, made by the Royal Navy's Cookery School, HMS Pembroke at Chatham. It is due for delivery to Buckingham Palace, London. All the work has been the responsibility of Lieutenant Fred Motley, Royal Navy (52, right), from Ingoldsby, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, the Cookery Training Officer in HMS Pembroke and with him in this picture, (l to r), Chief Petty Officer Cook Dave Avery (37) (cake designer) from Gillingham, Kent; Petty Officer Cook David Scott (37) (cake designer) also from Gillingham and Fleet Chief Petty Officer Cook Ken Fraser (49), from Cowplain, Hampshire, also a cake designer

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Copyright: Press Association

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