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Homage to the Navy’s heroes
CADETs from East Anglia took The battle, mired in controversy, completes
THREE cadets from the north- part in a Homage to all Heroes saw the British defeat Danish ships
west featured in the 2007 Cheshire
weekend at Great Yarmouth and shore batteries in an action
awards made by the county’s Lord
to commemorate the Battle of prompted by Russia’s creation
Lieutenant, Col William Bromley-
Copenhagen on April 2 1801. of a Northern European ‘armed
Great Yarmouth was chosen for neutrality’ which threatened
Lt John Matthews, who
the ceremonies and a memorial British interests and favoured
commands the City of Chester
because it was from this town that France.
unit, received the only Lord
the British fleet, commanded by The battle was costly to both
Lieutenant’s Certificate for the
WINCHESTER cadets now have
Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, sailed sides, and is remembered for
county, rewarding his efforts in
a full set of Naval paraphernalia
for the Baltic in March 1801, Nelson placing a telescope to his
building numbers at TS Deva and
– though the unit’s commanding
and where the wounded from the blind eye and claiming he could not
refurbishing the unit’s HQ.
officer was just about the last to
battle convalesced. see a signal from Parker allowing
LC Rhiannon Wall, of
Organised by the 1805 Club, him the option to withdraw.
Ellesmere Port unit, received the
TS Itchen has been home for
the event included the unveiling of Biggleswade unit band led a
Certificate of Merit in recognition
the name boards and honours
a memorial in Middlegate Garden procession from the Town Hall
of her active participation in all
board for HMS Itchen for some
by Danish Defence Attaché Capt to the garden, and cadets from
aspected of unit activities – she
years, and had always hoped
Neils Olsen. Great Yarmouth and East Anglia
has represented the Corps at all
to add the ship’s bell to their
levels of swimming and has 60
The inscription on the memorial District joined the parade and
collection, though that seemed a
gold medals to prove it, and is also
is in English and Danish, and provided the guard.
a keen member of the band.
recognises the magnanimity of Cdre Patrick, Naval Regional But at the recent annual
LC Jessica Adams, from Crewe
Nelson – second in command Officer for Eastern England, took awards evening, ex-PO Bernie
– and the heroism of the Danes. the salute.
● Cadets had leading roles in the Homage to the Heroes weekend
unit, completed her year as Lord
Jordan presented the bell and a
Lieutenant’s Cadet by assisting
with the presentations and handing
This came as a surprise to CO
over to her successor.
Lt (SCC) Roger Dyer RNR, who
discovered that various other
EDMONTON cadets were invited staff and management committee
to provide a carpet guard for the members were in on the secret.
Lord Mayor of the City of London Lt Dyer said the unit was very
at the Mansion House for the
Scottish units greet
grateful to Bernie.
annual dinner of the Worshipful A newly-formed unit band used
Company of Actuaries. the presentation evening to make
The Worshipful Company its debut, earning praise from
have given the unit a grant of
£2,000 to help their work with
the youth of Enfield.
SCARBOROUGH cadets had the new llighthouse shipighthouse ship
those who attended.
The unit recently moved to a
new home at Worthy Down Camp
– formerly World War 2 RN air
station HMS Ariel – after four
honour of welcoming the Eastern
years in an ex-Territorial Army
Area Inspecting Officer for his
CADETS from the new
final inspection – and welcoming
his successor at the same time. Oban unit and their parent
Cdr Guy Kent has been in post
unit in Lochaber joined Novices
for four years, covering 64 units in
the area, but has now left the Navy
forces to welcome the
after 27 years.
new Northern Lighthouse
He rounded off the evening Board (NLB) ship MV
by presenting brassards to junior
Pharos to Oban. MORE than 40 cadets and almost
cadets Pottage, McNeil and
20 members of staff from units
Palmer on their promotion.
The £18m, 3,000 tonne
across Eastern Area converged on
And the Yorkshire unit hopes
vessel will look after the NLB’s
Beckingham Training Camp for a
it made a suitable impression on
215 lighthouses, 157 buoys and
Cadet L98 training weekend.
the new Inspecting Officer, Cdr
40 beacons dotted around the
The event gave youngsters the
Clive Smith. 6,214 miles of coast and 709
chance to fire the L98 Cadet GP
SLOUGH unit has joined
islands which represent some
rifle, and both days were spent on
Kingsmead Sailing Club at
of Britain’s most spectacular the range.
Horton, providing a permanent and dangerous shores.
A handful of cadets with
home for the unit’s boats as Having been escorted to her
previous experience who were ‘in
well as offering the possibility of berth by the Oban lifeboat, Pharos
date’ received refresher training,
extra time on the water. gingerly edged her way to what
while the novices were given
Kingsmead is a RYA training will be her home for the next 20
detailed training, allowing the
centre, so cadets can receive years or so.
majority to complete the official
appropriate training even when As well as her primary role
Test of Training.
unit staff are not there. of lighthouse tender, Pharos is
By Sunday afternoon, with all
Cadets will also play a full also kitted out with the latest
ammunition expended, cadets set
part in the club’s activities and technology to enable her to carry
about learning the importance of
youth sailing squad. out her own hydrographic surveys
cleaning the weapon thoroughly
The Staines unit has been on and locate wrecks if needed.
– and with 24 weapons to be
the club’s membership roll for After greeting the ship, the
cleaned there was plenty of chance
the past four years. cadets were treated to a guided
tour which included the bridge, There was even a little sunshine
THE Commanding Officer of the
ship’s office, holds, helipad and on Sunday afternoon – a nice
Camberley unit, Lt (SCC) Kevin
workshops. change from the biting wind…
Milligan RNR, has handed over
The 18 crew also have all the
after ten years at the top – but
facilities they need to make their
continuity is assured as he has
month-long tours of duty at sea all
handed over to his wife Vicky.
the more bearable.
Kevin moves from TS Diadem
A PRESENTATION by the
These include single cabins with
to take command at the nearby
Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lord
en-suite facilities, satellite internet
Tollemache, provided a double
access, a gym and lounges.
With Camberley going from
boost for Lowestoft unit.
“This has been a tremendous
strength to strength, Lt (SCC)
Unit CO Lt Cdr (SCC) Wendy
day and we’d like to thank
Vicky Milligan RNR will be
Theobald RNR was awarded the
everyone in the NLB who have
looking to maintain the unit’s
Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate
been involved today – they have
position – particularly as it was her
for 20 years of outstanding and
made us very welcome,” said
first Sea Cadet unit, and the place
Meritorious Service to the Corps.
CPO Derrick Warner, CO of the
where she, as an adult instructor,
And at the same ceremony, LC
met her future husband.
Cliffen was presented with her
“Hopefully, this will be the
certificate for being selected as
AT HER last Town Council beginning of a long and fruitful
the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for
meeting as Mayor, Cllr Rosemary relationship between the lighthouse
Suffolk for 2007.
Collict presented a coat of arms board and the local units.”
● Northern Lighthouse Board’s new lighthouse tender MV Pharos arrives in Oban
to Newhaven and Seaford.
The plaque was accepted by
Lt (SCC) Carol Rogers RNR.
During her term of office
Cllr Collict visited TS Defiance
MC1 Jamie Tarlton has been
awarded the Maurice Campbell
Johnston Trophy as the most
several times, and established a improved Marine cadet of the year
CADETS from Northampton and
Wellingborough led the parade
at the Bristol (Filton) unit.
The trophy was presented by
Mrs June Johnston, the widow
to commemorate the wartime loss
of Marine Cpl Johnston, former
of HMS Laforey, Northampton’s
vice president and treasurer of
SEA Cadets and Marine Cadets secured places in the national
affiliated ship, sunk by a U-boat in
the Bristol RN and RM Old
from the Plymouth (Drake) final by winning district and
Comrades’ Association, who left a
unit were among the winners at area heats.
A group of 20 then went on
donation to the RM cadets.
the Sea Cadets’ National Drill Drake’s Marine Cadets are
to an Easter Camp at Thrapston,
and Piping Competition, held on a roll at the moment, having
where they trained in power
at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall. also won the Gibraltar Cup,
50 up for Dave
boating, sailing and windsurfing.
The TS Golden Hind as reported last month – a
And eight of the unit undertook
A MEMBER of the Jersey Sea
Marine Cadets showed off competition which tests military
a 12-hour 23-mile row along the
Cadet Corps has clocked up 50
their marching abilities to skills, map reading, shooting,
River Nene, negotiating more than
take the Armed Squad Drill teamwork and fitness.
years’ continuous service.
20 locks, for their Bronze Duke of
competition, while a squad The Commanding Officer of
CPO Dave Moody joined TS
of five sea cadets won the TS Hind, S/Lt Carol Rashleigh,
Jersey in 1956 as a boy cadet, and
Ceremonial Colour Party said: “The amount of time
over the years has specialised in
● Cadets from the Nottingham unit and Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet weapon training, which includes
LC Whaite had prominent roles in the ceremony to offi cially open
contest. and dedication these cadets
the city’s Town Square, carried out by the Princess Royal. Several
The Plymouth cadets were have put into their training
Among the activities Dave
cadets lined the steps at the Town Hall and some met the Princess
among 300 youngsters from is second to none, and the
has taken part in are a row to
– one remarked that it was a great honour to be part of the event and
across the UK who travelled to winning of these competitions
Guernsey and back, and a night
to meet the VIP guest
Torpoint for the event, having is proof of that.”
attack on St Peter Port Harbour.
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