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Lisa wins
a trip to
● Aaron Powell
South Africa
Aaron is
A ROMSEY cadet is heading for
South Africa this summer after reunited
winning a national prize.
Cadet PO Lisa Froment (17),
pictured above, from Alresford,
won the Directors Prize in the
with unit
CVQO Duke of Westminster
Award for her commitment to
others both within and outside the on parade
cadet organisation.
Almost 130 cadets were
A NEW sailor from Newton
nominated for the Award by their
Abbott was among a group of
● East Kent cadets perform at a charity football match for Help for Heroes at Gillingham’s Priestfi eld Stadium
headquarters as individuals who
trainees from HMS Raleigh
possess a wide range of skills and
who joined forces with the Teign
East Kent musicians
Valley unit as the cadets paraded
Lisa, a Navy Board Cadet, was
their new standard through the
the youngest cadet to have been
streets of Teignmouth.
Seaman Specialist Aaron Powell
She will receive her award at a
(17) was a leading cadet with the
lunch in London hosted by the
unit before leaving to join the
Duke of Westminster later this
Navy five months ago.
month, and the following day
Aaron said: “I was really pleased
will fly out to South Africa with
pitch in for charity
to be part of this parade.
eight category prize-winners and
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time
in the Sea Cadets and had a lot
The group will undertake an
of fun.
environmental awareness course
“The experience inspired me to
in Kwa Zulu Natal and a cultural
join the Royal Navy full time and
project working with and teaching
also gave me a good grounding
orphaned children.
for my naval training.
They will also visit RorkesDrift,
return home to face life without Medway (TS Cornwallis), was from the reaction as they left the
“I’d recommend the Sea Cadets
Isandlwana and take part in a
EAST Kent cadets pulled out
the Services, and all the additional thrilled to see the cadets and pitch that the crowd appreciated
to anyone. It’s a great way to
walking safari.
all the stops to ensure a charity
barriers they face because of their waited at the side of the pitch the performance.
improve your confidence.”
“Once again we have been event for Help for Heroes had a
injuries. to congratulate them on their
The cadets were part of a 200-
stunned by the exceptional
military band to augment their
“Sea Cadet bands perform
The band were asked at short performance as they marched off.
strong parade which included
quality, dedication and enthusiasm
fundraising football match at
week in, week out up and down
notice to step in and help, and Officer in Charge of the band,
reservists from HMS Vivid in
of young people in our cadet the UK providing entertainment
only had one morning’s practice Lt Cdr (SCC) Kevin Martin, said:
Plymouth and representatives
forces,” said Edward Woods, chief
the Priestfield Stadium, home
for the public.
together on the day of the event. “The dedication that the young
of other RN ships and
executive of Cadet Vocational
of Gillingham.
“But there is so much more that
Despite this, their skill and people who join Sea Cadets show
Qualifications Organisation and
The band, made up from
a young person can achieve from Devon District Sea Cadets
head of the selection panel.
Ramsgate (TS Bulldog), professional attitude shone is an inspiration to all of us who
supported the event with a guard
“Lisa shone as an extremely Folkestone (TS Invicta) and
through to produce a performance work with them as volunteer adults
being a Sea Cadet.
of honour and band from the
impressive young woman in an Faversham (TS Hazard) which wowed the large crowd in
and the general public.”
“Lifelong friendships, life
South West Area,
extremely close run selection joined by the corps of drums the KM Medway Stand. Southern Area Chairman for
skills, nationally-recognized
Representatives of the Newton
process between the final 15 from Chatham Marine Cadets, Originally booked to do a 20- the Corps (and long time Gills
qualifications from sailing to
Abbot branch of the RNA, along
short-listed candidates.
comprised 26 cadets and adults.
minute slot before the game, they fan) Ivor Riddell said: “We were
BTEC and Duke of Edinburgh,
with other ex-Service associations,
“Quietly confident and with a
Help for Heroes is a charity
were requested to come back to proud to assist Help for Heroes
travel, adventure and life-changing
paraded their respective
caring attitude towards others, she
dedicated to helping wounded
play again whilst the players lined and hope that the event will go a
is an outstanding team player.”
Servicemen and women when they
up to meet the Mayor of Medway, long way towards their final target
“It is a whole world of
The old Corps standard, bearing
Cllr Val Goulden. for this year.
opportunity waiting for a young
the name TS Teignmouth, was laid
Cllr Goulden, a big supporter “The reception the band person to grasp and make the
up at the church of St James the
of the local Sea Cadet unit in received was great and it was clear most of.”
Less, beside the decommissioned
White Ensign of the former HMS
Pride of his unit – and of his mum
The new Colour in the name
of TS Canonteign, donated
ROYAL Marine Cadet Sgt Keifer Stanier was made by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire,
by Newton Abbot RNA, was
(centre of picture) has been awarded the Lord Col William Bromley-Davenport (right).
presented and blessed, then
Lieutenant of Cheshire’s Certificate of Merit Keifer’s citation praised his outstanding
paraded back through the streets.
– and one of those watching was a particularly achievement on the Cadet course at BRNC,
TS Teignmouth was
proud parent. Dartmouth, saying his excellent leadership skills
decommissioned in January
Because the CO of the Warrington unit, of made him a driving force within his division.
2007 and the unit known as TS
which Keifer is a member, is his mother. “He has dedicated the last six years of his life
Canonteign was formed at the
Capt (SCC) Tina Stanier (left) is currently to the Sea Cadets and has excelled in everything
same time to extend the Corps
the only female officer in the Royal Marines that he has done,” continued the citation.
activities along the Teign Valley.
Reserve, and naturally she was there to see her “He is fully deserving of the Lord Lieutenant’s
It currently has 24 members.
son’s award, together with his grandparents, Certificate of Merit. He’s energetic and
The new name honours the
George and Audrey Walsh. enthusiastic with a confident manner and
memory of Admiral Sir Edward
The presentation, at Fox Barracks, Chester, engages well with others.”
Pellew, first Viscount Exmouth of
Woking cadets paddle their own canoes…
…while others will
WOKING unit is now able to offer
kayaking to its cadets thanks to
get their chance
the generosity of local companies.
Donations from Johnson &
Johnson and ISS UK Ltd have
CADETS and adult members of nautical miles each day.
enabled the unit to buy five
staff will have the opportunity to For safety reasons, the journey
kayaks and associated equipment,
take part in a round-Britain canoe will only take place between May
allowing staff to teach the sport.
journey over the next two years. and October each year, so the
Sgt Chris Richards said: “We
The 42ft fibreglass and wood whole trip will not be completed
are delighted that this year we
Canadian canoe named Spirit until 2010.
can start to offer this sport on
Dancer was unveiled on the Sea and Marine cadets were in
Goldsworth Lake.
Thames in London last month, attendance at the London launch,
“Kayaking is a fantastic and
and the first leg of its journey round and parties from various units will
easy sport for young people to get
the UK coast is being undertaken be there to welcome Spirit Dancer
involved in.
with Canadian students. at its ports of call over the next
“This, coupled with the our
But as the boat, the brainchild two years.
other water activities, means that
of Yorkshire-born Canadian Chris They will also get a chance to
we can offer a significant range
Cooper, makes its way west along paddle the boat in inshore waters,
of water sports to our cadets, and
the South Coast and then north while there are also likely to be
I’m looking forward to getting our
towards Wales and Scotland, the opportunities for adults to fill gaps
cadets on to the lake in this new
crew will be taken from British in the crew from time to time.
and Canadian students. For more details of dates of
Spirit Dancer will stay close journeys, ports of call and other
to the shoreline throughout her background information, see
● Sgt Chris Richards (centre)
and Woking cadets show off
journey round the coast, and the dedicated website at www.
their new kayaks
is expected to cover around 15
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