Cadets formed a guard of honour for dignitaries during the March civic service.
March mayor Kit Owen welcomed more than 40 guests during the annual service held in St Peter’s Church.
The service was conducted by the Rev Jenny Webb.
Youngsters from the Neale-Wade Academy wind ensemble gave a performance during the ceremony along with Misty Jones.
Teenagers from the town’s air and army cadet units also took part in the service.
Light refreshments were served in the church hall after the service.
Cllr Owen said: “I was delighted with the service. I was pleased with the way it went.
“I have been mayor six times and this is the first time I’ve had a civic service.”