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CADETS from Walton-on-the-
Naze unit joined Army colleagues
Corps goes in
for a day’s full-bore shooting at
ranges near Colchester.
The Sea Cadets then hosted C
Company Essex Army Cadets for
a day of power boating around
Titchmarsh Marina.
S/Lt (SCC) Gary Dodd RNR,
CO of the unit, said such exchange
days were useful as the cadets had
shop window
slightly different skill sets, and they
had the chance to try something
new without travelling far.
CUSTOMERS at the Lakeside
Centre in Essex found the
CADETS from the Petersfield
Sea Cadets in the shop
ATC, 1927 Sqn, have become
window during a weekend
the first air cadets to use the
National Sea Cadet training
With the emphasis on fun and
centre at HMS Raleigh in
getting involved, 200 Sea and
Marine Cadets showed what
The 13 cadets relished the
they have learned and involved
opportunity to see something
shoppers in their activities.
of the Navy, including a tour of
Visitors to the centre had the
Devonport Naval Base.
chance to brush up on first aid
skills, pick up the basics of marine
engineering and get made up with
cadets travelled to the
camouflage face paint.
island of Mull for a character-
Those brave enough to get up
building training week.
on their feet to learn the sailors’
Staying at the Tavool House
hornpipe included members of
Outdoor Activity Centre, the
Lakeside’s management team and
11 cadets tried hill-climbing,
Mark Dover, from Time FM, who
abseiling, kayaking and camping
was compère for the weekend.
out, among other activities.
The band from High Wycombe
The only complaint about
unit played throughout both days,
the trip, funded by a £5,000
and there was a unique drill display
grant from the Awards for All
set to music from the movies.
foundation, concerned the ever-
Out on the lake cadets showed
present clouds of midges.
● Band members from TS Jaguar, the High Wycombe unit, entertain
their prowess in power boats,
shoppers at the Lakeside Centre in Essex
sailing dinghies, canoes and
ONE of the cadets aboard RFA rowing boats.
facilities, Lakeside offered “Local units have seen a
Largs Bay on passage to London The Royal Marines brought
us an exceptional platform on
significant upturn in recruitment
(see page 41) was LC George along their climbing tower, while
which to show off just a little
in recent weeks.”
Whitfield, of Southwark unit. Sea Cadets prepared meals in a of what we have to offer,” said
Plans are already in hand for
George (15) spent much of field kitchen alongside. Melanie Bowran, Director of
his summer holiday on Corps The event was supported by Communications at the Marine
similar events at MetroCentre
duty, first in charge of younger Liberty International plc, which Society & Sea Cadets.
in Gateshead and Chapelfield
cadets at a summer camp at owns the centre. “I’m delighted so many
Shopping Centre in Norwich
HMS Inskip near Preston, then
● Cadets demonstrated their boat-handling skills on the water at the
“Given its location in the South shoppers took the opportunity to
during 2008, and the Corps hopes
at HMS Gannet on engineering
SeaCadetFest at Lakeside shopping centre
East and the centre’s particular take part in all the fun. to return to Lakeside in 2009.
training, all the while spending
weekends working hard on drill
Gun run at
He took part in the
Nelsonian welcome
Crunch time in Pringle contest
SeaCadetFest at Lakeside
shopping centre in Essex, then
open day
WHEN Wandsworth Council Unit CO Lt (SCC) Don
A TOTAL of 17 teams of Royal Marine Cadets competed over a
turned his attention to the
planned to stage a ceremony Holland RNR assisted Cllr Stuart
weekend at Lympstone for the Pringle Trophy, with Charterhouse
CARDIFF cadets performed
Trafalgar Day parade in London.
for new British citizens to take Thom, the Mayor of Wandsworth,
School taking the overall honours.
their Field Gun Run during
place on October 21 it seemed
The first day focused on basic military skills on Woodbury
in presenting certificates to each
an anniversary event when
appropriate to have Naval input.
Common, near the Commando Training Centre, and the second
of the new British citizens.
MEMBERS of HMS Ark Royal’s the gates of the city’s docks
day included the endurance course, drill and orienteering
So the Wandsworth, Chelsea
marine engineering department were opened to the public.
Lt Holland said: “The historical
and Fulham
competitions – all designed to promote teamwork as well as
unit was asked if
has helped the St John’s School Associated British Ports
significance was as important to
personal development.
they could add the Nelson touch
Combined Cadet Force by split the proceeds of the day
my cadets as it was to these new Bradfield College finished the weekend a close second to
on Trafalgar Day to the citizenship
creating a classroom training aid. between the cadets and the
British citizens.” Charterhouse.
The team, led by the carrier’s local Mission to Seafarers.
A group of 25 cadets answered
CO Capt Mike Mansergh, The crew of the Cardiff
modified a scrapped Honda 125cc tug Bargarth, operated by
the call, taking on various roles,
motorbike engine, with CPO Svitzer marine, also donated
including some dressed in period
Ralph Brennan painstakingly
their overtime pay for the
costume and armed themselves
sectioning the engine to allow
day, which swelled the
with muskets and cutlasses.
its innards to be seen while it is
donation to the cadets to an
Junior cadets dressed as powder
turned by hand.
impressive £2,600.
monkeys hoisted Nelson’s famous
A full boarding and day
“England expects…” signal.
school set in 200 acres of
THERE was a double cause for
stunning Suffolk
celebration when Wallasey
countryside, the Royal
unit picked up two prizes at
the Vauxhall Griffin community
Hospital School offers
exceptional academic and
The unit as a whole won a extra-curricular provision
£10,000 grant to improve
for boys and girls aged 11
facilities at headquarters, while
PO Marie Pagett won a new
to 18 years. With excellent
category, that for the Cheshire
resources and dedicated
Young Volunteer of the Year. staff, our pupils are
encouraged to aim high
TWO London Area cadets are
and achieve their
the first in the country to gain
Edexcel’s BTEC First Diploma
personal best.
in Engineering (Maintenance)
through the Cadet Vocational Life here is full of
Qualifications Organisation
opportunity. The School
Matthew Ball, from West
has a proud reputation
Ham, and Christopher Bevan,
for musical excellence
from Thurrock (both 17), took
and uniquely offers RYA
the internationally-recognised
sailing tuition as part of
qualification – which is equivalent ● Oban cadets at Nelson’s monument on Trafalgar Day
to four A*-C grade GCSEs – in
the curriculum.
their own time.
Their certificates were presented
by the Lord Mayor of London on
Oban visits fi rst monument
World Maritime Day on board
Values for Life
HQS Wellington in London.
TRAFALGAR Day saw Oban’s conducted a brief service.
new Sea Cadet Unit celebrating The unit felt it was a fitting way
Trafalgar day by holding a to celebrate one of the Navy’s key
Fees for families claiming MOD CEA are set so that for
MATT Warwick, a former Marine
Colours ceremony at the Nelson dates, and CO Ewan McCuish is
Cadet with the Windsor and
monument in Taynuilt. keen to make it an annual event.
2007/ 08 parental contribution is just £1,704
Eton detachment, was awarded
It is claimed that this monument The unit also attended Means-tested Bursaries for eligible seafaring families
the King’s Badge for 935 Troop
was the first of its kind, erected to Remembrance Day ceremonies in
commemorate the death of Nelson the town – the first time in 40
Academic, Music, Art, Sport and Sailing Scholarships are also awarded
– the royal insignia is given to
the best all-round marine in
at the Battle of Trafalgar. years that the Corps has been
each senior squad as it passes
At its base there is a poignant represented.
For information on Open Events and Entrance Examinations
out, and is worn throughout that
inscription – dated 1805, it is a Having paid tribute at the war
person’s career.
reminder of not only the wide memorial, the cadets spent the
popularity of Nelson, but also afternoon at the new Caledonian
the many Scots sailors who MacBrayne ferry terminal, where
or contact Sue Toner on 01473 326210

participated in the battle. they honoured the memory of the
or email
Following the ceremony, unit merchant seamen who sailed from
chaplain the Rev Kit Jarmin the town during World War 2.
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