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We are looking for volunteers to help us support young people in the area. There are various roles, from instructing to being a trustee ! You also get full training that can work towards a vocational qualification. Use our contact form to get in contact and find out more !!

 
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We are recruiting cadets !!

Looking to do something different ? Fancy kayaking, sailing, learning new skills ? Aged 10 - 18. Use our contact form to find out more !!!

 
Cadets through to National Paddlesports Competition

Cadets through to National Paddlesports Competition

After getting through the Warwickshire District Competition, 11 cadets from Evesham travelled to Bristol on 11th July for the South West Area Competition to compete against units from all over the South West Area of the country. The cadets did very well, against some tough opponents and came out with some excellent results, although they were not all first place it was clear that every tried their hardest. In the end Evesham came away with the overall winners trophy and a lot of medals. Four of the cadets won their races which means that they are now through to the National Competition in London, over the weekend of 4th - 6th September.

 
Run Row Ride!

Run Row Ride!

ENERGETIC Evesham Sea Cadets travelled the distance from John O’Groats to Lands End without leaving the Vale to celebrate their silver anniversary.

The determined cadets took part in a special ‘Run Row Ride’ event throughout the town, to complete the famous 874 mile route on Saturday (July 4).

The team walked, rowed and cycled at sites including Evesham Country Park, Tescos, Morrisons, Riverside Shopping Centre, Evesham town centre and Evesham Leisure Centre over eight hours.

Leading Cadet, Grace Bradley said: “There were roughly 50 cadets and staff covering all the venues, who took part swapping shifts and gave support to celebrate our 25 year anniversary. It was a great day. Thank you for all the support we’ve had.”

Donations collected from the event will go towards funding the unit to help pay for life jackets, heating, new oars for pulling boats and enable vital health and safety upgrades.

 

 
Cadets Pedal-Power their way to a Healthy Smoothie

Cadets Pedal-Power their way to a Healthy Smoothie

The cadets were mixing and creating healthy fruit smoothies to help raise funds for their group on the adapted bike which is the creation of local firm GreenApe and its owner Andy Taylor. The unique smoothie maker was one of a number of outdoor activities and entertainment on show.

Sea Cadet leader Keith Field said: "A big thank you to Evesham Country Park for giving us the opportunity to raise a considerable amount of money, which will help towards refurbishing our toilets and showers to include disabled facilities. The event was lots of fun and it was fantastic to see so many families attend."

 
District Paddlesports Regatta Winners

District Paddlesports Regatta Winners

On the 24th May, Evesham entered into the District paddlesports competition in Sutton Coldfield. The weather wasn't desirable however the cadets still enjoyed the day very much, there was a lot of cheering and support from the team mates whilst watching the races which helped them to keep paddling. There was a brilliant effort from all who were involved in races and this was evident in the results. Evesham won the overall trophy, the overall girls trophy and the cross-stream trophy, this means that 11 members of the kayaking team will be going through to the Area Regatta held at Bristol in July.

 
Captain's Cup Presentation 2015

Captain's Cup Presentation 2015

At the end of march, the Captain of the Sea Cadets, Jonathan Holloway RN, came to Evesham Sea Cadets to present the Captain's cup to the unit, along with a burgee for 2015 and a commendation from the Captain himself. The Captains cup is awarded to the 3rd best unit in the country. During the night the Captain was taken on a tour of the unit and he looked in on some of the classes that were taking place that evening. It was a very memorable night for Evesham Sea Cadets as this award takes a lot of hard work and effort to achieve. 

The Commendation from the Captain said "This is to recognise that Evesham Unit has performed in the best traditions of the Sea Cadets Corps during 2015, upholding the values and traditions of the Corps and providing outstanding training and leadership for cadets and volunteers. The Captain of the Sea Cadet Corps places on record his congratulations, commendation and best wishes for continued future success." 

 
Jordan Griffiths on Course for a Career at Sea

Jordan Griffiths on Course for a Career at Sea

Trainee Seaman and ex-Sea Cadet Jordan Griffiths, aged 19, arrived at the gates of HMS Raleigh in Cornwall in January.

Since then he has undergone ten weeks of intensive training designed to teach recruits the basic skills required by all sailors.The course ended with a passing out parade attended by families and friends on Friday (April 3), which was attended by twenty members of Mr Griffiths family, and friends. The former Evesham High School pupil said:

"I joined the Navy to see the world and to serve my country. Training was tough but the feeling of accomplishment is brilliant. Basic training was as realistic as it can possibly get. We used everything from decommissioned minesweepers to give you a taste of life on board, to sinking ship simulators so you can learn how to deal with emergencies at sea. Throughout all this, fitness was a key. The Royal Navy training regime constantly and increasingly tested my ability to climb ropes and complete assault courses and weekend treks across Dartmoor. But it’s not all about strength and physical skill. You’ll have I had to prove myself in the classroom too. I enjoyed my time in the Sea Cadets, and this has just taken it to another level."

With the first phase of his training complete, the teenager will transfer to HMS Collingwood in Portsmouth, where he will learn the skills in seamanship to keep the ships of the Royal Navy running smoothly, safely and effectively.

Commanding Officer of Evesham Sea Cadets, Keith Field, who attended said: "It was an honor and a privilege to attend and see Jordan accepted into the family of the Royal Navy, he should be rightly proud like I know his late grandfather would be to."

 
End of Year Awards 2014

End of Year Awards 2014

For this year's awards evening at Evesham Sea Cadets our guest of honour was Mr Ron Brookes who is a WWII Veteran and a supporter of the unit, he presented the Noël Wilkes trophy to Ms Jenny Tredwell. There were over 120 adults and cadets who filled up the main deck that evening. Many awards were given out, including a very impressive 10 years of good conduct to CI Trevor Bolton who is our Marine Engineering instructor. There were also 5 years good conduct awards given to other members of staff including Marget Hankins, David Hankins, Michelle Ludlow and Rob Ormsby. Able Cadet Harrison Gilliland was awarded the Commanding Officer's award and Leading Cadet Grace Bradley was awarded best all round competition winner.

On top of the awards being given out, 2 Duke of Edinburgh teams shared their presentations from their expeditions. One of the groups recieved the Duke of Edinburgh award 2014 for their brilliant effort and teamwork.

 
Stephenson Trophy Winners again!!

Stephenson Trophy Winners again!!

Evesham hit top form again in 2014, winning the coveted Stephenson's Trophy for the best all round unit in the South West Area for a second year running. The Commanding Officer was awarded the trophy at the end of year conference in Bristol by the Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Jonathan Holloway Royal Navy.

"Another proud year for Evesham, placing us in the top echelon of units in the country, every cadet, staff member and helper associated with the unit should be very honoured to win the top trophy the Area has to offer for a second year running, very well done one and all BZ, Chief"

During the year the unit has had endless highlights, three International Exchange students, the first Corps PTI the organisation has awarded for many years, more Gold, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards, CVQO's in Music, Marine Engineering and Public Services, National Football Champions for a third year in a row, National Windsurfing Champion again and endless improvements to the unit headquarters to name a few of our achievements.

 
Cadets march through Evesham

Cadets march through Evesham

EVESHAM stood to attention as the town welcomed hundreds of Cadets for a major Royal Navy celebration this weekend. The annual Trafalgar Festival, which celebrates the victory of Lord Horatio Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar, took place in the town on Sunday.

Around 300 Sea and Royal Marines cadets led by the band of Weston Super Mare Sea Cadets, marched through the streets of Evesham with flags flying, swords drawn and drums beating. Commanding Officer Evesham Sea Cadets & Royal marines Cadets Detachment, CPO (SCC) Keith Field, said the event was a great success. "This was a wonderful day, to see so many of our cadets marching proud, heads held high, with pristine uniforms to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar, through the town of Evesham," he said.

"I myself was left speechless and the young people of Evesham were a credit to themselves. I would like to give thanks to West Mercia Police, Ringway, Dawn Foods and Spiers and Hartwell who all supported us. Excellent day for the town, well done everyone" The event marks the conflict, which took place on October 21, 1805, when the Royal Navy defeated the combined fleets of the French and Spanish, which in turn scuppered the invasion scheduled by Napoleon Bonaparte. As well as Evesham cadets there will be cadets from Stratford-upon-Avon, Rugby, Tamworth, Redditch, Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Nuneaton, Shirley, Leamington and Warwick.

The march began at Evesham High School, the salute being taken on the Workman’s bridge by the Captain Sea cadets Captain Jonathan Holloway, and ended in Market Square before a service at All Saints Church. When the parade was formed up ready for dismissal, the Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Jonathan Holloway, addressed the parade, saying: "An excellent parade today, and easily on par with the National Celebrations in London last weekend, a huge thank you to Evesham Unit, and the rest of the District for an unforgettable day."After the event praise flooded in, including the District Officer, Lt Cdr(SCC) Joe Utting RNR, who said: "A massive thank you to all the staff and Cadets that turned out today to support the District Trafalgar Day Parade at Evesham."

"The Captain of the Corps and Mrs Holloway, and the other VIP's were nothing but complimentary to me about how smart everyone looked, and the effort that everyone put in to make it an extra special day. "Thank you also to T.S. Explorer for all the backroom organisation, which was faultless, and I know took a lot of preparation. Well Done. "A personal thank you from me, for making my first Trafalgar Day Parade as your District Officer, a success."

The following is a link to all the photographs taken throughout the day.

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New Corps PTI

New Corps PTI

Sea Cadets from across the UK recently worked up a sweat at the National Advanced Physical Training Course to gain their instructor certificates.

The week-long event took place at HMS Temeraire in Portsmouth, where they were put through their paces. Participants were asessed in a range of activities, including recreational training, display work and a fitness test, and took part in a mini Olympiad, where they learnt to be instructors themselves. It was just like the Olympics! (or so we’re told…)

One of the cadets, Lance Corporal Louise Karlinski, from Evesham Unit, who has been one of South West Area's leading PTI's over the last couple of years, was awarded Corps PTI, an exceptional award only presented to one cadet in the whole country and the first time this award has been presented in recent years. Recommended for the award by HQSO PT Lt Cdr V.Marston, she was awarded this accolade at HMS Temeraire by the Captain Sea Cadets.

At the end of the week there was a passing out parade, where everyone was presented with their certificates by Captain Sea Cadets. There was also a performance for guests, where cadets demonstrated some of the skills they had gained throughout the course, including a traditional club swinging display to music.

 
Going Wild!!!

Going Wild!!!

Cadets have been on an exciting open canoe wilderness adventure.
 
A group of Sea Cadets from across the UK, including L/C Freddie Stringer & L/C Lily Stringer, have recently returned from an open canoe wilderness adventure in Scotland. They used tandem open canoes, with two people to one boat, and the expedition was run in wild country, where the team got to grips with wilderness skills, cooking on an open fire, and catching their own supper!

One of the cadets who went on the expedition was L/C Lily Stringer, from Evesham Unit. She wrote about the adventure...


The aim of our expedition was to open canoe the reverse route taken by Bonnie Prince Charlie on his return to Scotland in 1745, whilst being completely self-sufficient. We wanted to learn how to cook over an open fire, how to set up wild camps and pick up some simple survival skills like carving our own tools. But most importantly, we wanted to have a great time in the wilderness! We also wanted to push our personal canoeing skills, as well as focussing on living in the outdoors, and working as a team in a challenging environment. Our first three campsites gave us picturesque views of Loch Shiel, and tic-filled grasses on the fourth night! On the fifth and sixth nights we made camp on an isolated rocky island in the sea loch. Midges were everywhere – I think they were following us from camp to camp...

 

 

We explored numerous places, including salmon farms, the abandoned house of Mike Tomkies (the reclusive writer and naturalist), woods full of deer skeletons, St Finian’s Isle (where we saw recent and ancient graves) and a castle surrounded by the sea loch. We also went mackerel fishing and had a successful catch of 18 fish, which we later turned into a very tasty supper.

We saw many animals, including otter, stoat, seal, heron, salmon, deer and unidentified jumping fish. We also saw footprints from deer, pine marten and fox, and fishermen on the river Shiel. The food on the trip was wonderful. Some highlights were haggis with swede and potato mash, dumpling and meatball stew and freshly caught mackerel. We all took turns to cook over the open fire, be ‘fire doctor’, wash up and make countless cups of tea. We wanted to have a great time in the wilderness, and that’s exactly what we did!

 
Evesham Sea Cadets land on Normandy Beaches

Evesham Sea Cadets land on Normandy Beaches

Evesham Sea Cadets were at the helm of a 55 strong contingent, who visited sites which included, the Pegasus Bridge, Arromanches and Ouistreham, important sites on Gold and Sword Beaches, the German battery featured in the film “The Longest Day”, museums, the war cemetery at Bayeux and Utah and Omaha beaches earlier this month, for the 70th anniversary of the invasion which turned the tide against the Nazis, D-Day.
Eight cadets and two staff from the Evesham Unit escorted some of Evesham’s last surviving veterans of the battle, including organizer Mr. Noel Wilkes.
Mr. Wilkes, then a young corporal with the Royal Army Service Corps, landed on Juno Beach just days into the Allied campaign in Normandy, which represented the turning of the tide against the Nazis, paving the way for Allied victory. The D-Day landings, the largest seaborne invasion in human history, commenced on June 6, 1944.
Mr. Wilkes remembers a rough crossing aboard the cramped Empress of Canada, where it was standing room only. The choppy waters caused many of the men to suffer bouts of sea sickness and from there they climbed onto the landing barges. He knew well enough he might never come home, writing his will before he entered the field of conflict. The men had to provide fuel to the Allied convoys as they advanced and he still recalls the shriek of the shells landing nearby.
He said: “My platoon commander said ‘it’s okay when you can hear them - when you can’t hear them you’ve got to worry!’ One shell landed about 50 yards away. They whistle and we did jump out of our skins.”
Petty Officer Ian Bostock, Executive Officer at Evesham Sea Cadets, said “it has certainly been an honour and a privilege, for our young cadets to escort our veterans and to experience first hand the scale of human tragedy, on both sides that resulted from this conflict”

 

 
Set sail for adventure

Set sail for adventure

Three teenagers from Evesham Sea Cadets will set sail for adventure after securing places on an International Exchange Programme.

Lance Corporal Louise Karlinski, Able Cadet Abbi Attwood and Petty Officer Cadet Paige Woodward, have secured the places after beating hundreds of cadets, from around the country and now bring the tally to sixteen Evesham Sea Cadets, who have participated in International visits in the past three years.

Lance Corporal Karlinski, 17, travels to Sweden at the end of the Month, where after flying into Copenhagen, she will spend two weeks in southern naval port of Karlskrona. Louise will participate in both practical and theoretical education with the Swedish Cadet Corps, and participate in cultural visits to both civil and military units.

Able Cadet Abbi Attwood, will be flying to Bulgaria for two weeks on 31st July to participate in an intensive two week sailing course. “I’m a bit nervous, however after being in the Sea Cadets for five years now, and being given many opportunities, I’m looking forward to meeting international cadets” Abbi, 15, from Evesham said.

Petty Officer cadet Paige Woodward, 17, from Bengeworth, travels to Nova Scotia, Canada, for six weeks at the beginning of July, where she will undergo military training, as well as cultural visits, whilst being based at HMCS Cornwallis, once the home of the largest naval training establishment outside the United Kingdom.

Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Keith Field, said “this demonstrates why Evesham is one of the top units in the country. These places are awarded on merit, and I know that for all three, this will be a life changing experience.”

 

 
Sea Cadets buoyant after Regatta win

Sea Cadets buoyant after Regatta win

Evesham Sea Cadets are celebrating after their recent accolade of a white wash, at their recent Paddle-sports regatta held at Sutton Coldfield.

Team Evesham were awarded the trophies for overall male cadets, overall female cadets, cross-stream event and the overall regatta winners by District Officer Lieutenant Commander Joseph Utting.

Petty Officer Cadet Sophie Ward, 17, from Bidford, winner in the Senior girls K1 time trial and K1 sprint said, “the hard work has really paid of for the team this year, we had a great team spirit, and all the cadets are ecstatic about our victory, team Evesham march on”

Evesham put in a fine performance, winning most of the events, whilst competing against the other nine units from around Worcestershire and Warwickshire, entering all of the K1 & K2 events in all classes.

Commanding Officer, and Team Coach, Keith Field said, we are a dominating force not just locally, however nationally now, constantly winning trophies and awards at all levels. With 90 cadets now the unit has gone from strength to strength offering young people from Evesham an opportunity to engage in something worthwhile and rewarding”

 

 
Sea Cadets Gold Medal Winners

Sea Cadets Gold Medal Winners

Evesham have enjoyed success at the National Five-a-Side Sea Cadets Finals adding to last years win to prove they are a driving force within the organization.

Chief Petty Officer Keith Field, Commanding Officer & Petty Officer Jordan Griffiths, team coaches, took the Evesham Cadets to RAF Cranwell, Linconshire recently where the finals were held.

The Junior Boys team were successful beating the Northern Ireland in the finals 5-0, receiving gold medals, with Cadet Ben Cole starting off the scoring in the 1st minute, with an excellent strike to hit the top right corner of the net

Evesham Senior Girls team also came away victorious with Gold Medals, and the Willmott Cup with excellent strikes in the final from Able Cadet Zara Pratley and Able Cadet Grace Bradley beating Eastbourne Unit from Southern Area 4-0.

Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Keith Field, said “Training for the past three month’s has really paid off and has helped prove why Evesham is amongst the top echelon of units throughout the country, a very well done to all the cadets for their teamwork and dedication to become the top winners out of over 400 units nationwide, well done!”

Football Picture:-

Back row from left to right – Zara Pratley, Grace Bradley, Zoe Didcote, Louise Karlinski, Louise Ormsby & Captain Jonathan Holloway (Captain Sea Cadets)

Front row left to right – Paige Woodward & Megan Baylis

 

Picture by CPO (SCC) Keith Field

 

 
Sea Cadet top honour

Sea Cadet top honour

An Evesham Sea Cadet has been appointed to the office of the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for the County of Worcestershire, whose duties will comprise of escorting the Lord Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE DL,on official ceremonies across the county when any member of royalty visits, as the counties youth representative.

The investiture took place at the Chateaux Impney Hotel, in front of a packed audience with the Sea Cadets Area Officer, Commander Nigel Morton BSc MA RN, making the journey from Cornwall for the event.

Petty Officer Cadet Paige Woodward 17, of Bengeworth, Evesham, said “I feel proud and privileged to have been selected for office, and I’m looking forward to my duties in the coming year”. Commanding Officer, Chief Petty Officer Keith Field said “she has certainly gained Evesham unit, the Sea Cadets and the town of Evesham a great honour”.

Petty Officer Cadet Paige Woodward has been a member of Evesham Sea Cadets for the past seven and a half years and in that time has achieved many accolades from national football medals to becoming a keen and competitive sailor. Paige has also recently completed both her Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award and her BTEC Diploma in Public Services at Evesham unit. In the beginning of July she will also be representing the organisation internationally as she fly’s to Nova Scotia, Canada for six weeks to take part in their Summer Camp.

A Royal Marines cadet detachment has also been formed, and are looking for new recruits, as well as adult volunteers. For more information call 01386 833383, email aoevesham@gmail.com or visit or web page at http://www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx

 

 

 
Sea Cadets hit top form again.

Sea Cadets hit top form again.

Evesham Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets Detachment hard work was paid off this month after a visit from Commander Nigel Morton Royal Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Joe Utting as the final part of their annual inspection, on which the unit have received an overall score of 94%, increasing on their score of 92% achieved last year, which was the highest on record by any unit, ever, in the whole South West of England.

In the past year, Training Ship Explorer has experienced some huge change, both cosmetically, and in activity levels enjoyed by the cadets. Several of the buildings have been replaced, and the interior of the unit has been updated, with accommodation areas being created, a new computer suite, a 7k refurbishment to the kitchen, a new Wardroom being created and Royal Marines classrooms being added to the site. The unit has experienced growth in numbers as well, with the unit now supporting the local community with a Ships Company totaling in excess of 130 cadets and staff.

Over the past season, Evesham have awarded numerous Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards, in addition to which nine young adults gained their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award; 17 BTEC National Diplomas in Music, Marine Engineering and Public Services have been achieved; a huge number of cadets have traveled around the country for a range of courses such as Marine Engineering, Ocean Diving, Catering and Seamanship with over 800 days spent in total on courses throughout the year; as well as many of the cadets moving up through the rankings, finalising the year with three new Petty Officer Cadets and a Lance Corporal Cadet.

Evesham were awarded the Stephenson Trophy at the end of 2013, defining them as the most successful unit in the South West Area. The District Officer, Lieutenant Commander Joe Utting, who is brand new to the post, was impressed with the turn out - “Another excellent year has been achieved by everyone associated with T.S. Explorer, which is a brilliant testament and legacy by all involved.” The South West Area Officer, Commander Nigel Morton, Royal Navy, also expressed his approval for the unit: “This is a Unit which is clearly at the top of it’s game, and the Commanding Officers keen, encouraging, commitment and drive is a key factor in Unit success.”

Evesham aim to keep up the work they have already accomplished, with the hopes to retain the Stephenson Trophy and are also aiming to obtain the Flotilla Trophy, which is awarded for excellent performance in all Sea Cadet competitions, by the end of the year.

 

 

 
Evesham Sea Cadets Come Top

Evesham Sea Cadets Come Top

Evesham Cadets are celebrating having been confirmed as the best Sea Cadets in the South West of Britain.  Evesham beat units from Coventry to Cornwall to win the much coveted Stephenson Trophy. 

The award is based on a review of how smartly the cadets are turned out on the parade ground to how many get a BTEC or CVQ. Every aspect is judged: sports achievements, competition wins, staff training, fund raising, parents’ support and administration.  One of the reasons, the Evesham Cadet won was the sheer range of activities offered to young people including rock climbing, sailing, rowing, swimming, camping, mountain bike riding and caving. 

Like all Sea Cadet Units, Evesham call its headquarters a ship. It keeps their link to the sea alive no matter how far from the sea they are.  Training Ship Explorer, landlocked at South Littleton, is a berth for more than 80 cadets and 45 volunteer staff. In 2013 they were judged the finest crew of all.

“TS Explorer is unquestionably a shining example to other units throughout the Corps, and has rightly earned a place in the top echelon of all Units,” said Commander Clive Smith, after Evesham got the highest ever score for their annual review.

picture L-R: Cadet Kieran Spiers, Junior Cadet Karina Newman, Marine Cadet Jacob Cook (no credit is needed for the photo)

For more information please contact:

Commanding Officer Keith Field

coevesham@gmail.com

 

 

 
Evesham Sea Cadets win Silver in National Paddle Sports

Evesham Sea Cadets win Silver in National Paddle Sports

Two teenage girls from Evesham Sea Cadets have competed in the national paddle sports competition in London, where they came away as national medal winners. In order to get to London the girls had to win their district and area competitions. Ordinary Cadet Zara Pratley and Ordinary Cadet Grace Bradley spent the weekend in the Capital where they competed in the girls’ junior sprint and both won silver medals. The result was very close, the winners beating Zara and Grace by just half a boat length.

Grace Bradley aged 14 from Evesham unit said “We have been training on the river Avon since March so I’m very proud to have achieved a national medal. I feel that our training has really paid off. Next year we are definitely aiming for gold!”

The paddle sports regatta is just one of the many national events that cadets from the Evesham unit have taken part in: this year at national level, Evesham has competed in football, windsurfing and swimming, achieving high results for the first time in their history.   Commanding Officer Keith Field  says “This latest result has helped cement our place on the national stage.”  

picture L-R: Ordinary Cadet Zara Pratley and Ordinary Cadet Grace Bradley (no credit is needed for the photo) 

 
A Royal date with the golden touch for Evesham Sea Cadets

A Royal date with the golden touch for Evesham Sea Cadets

Hundreds of young achievers from across the UK had a date in the prestigious setting of St James’s Palace on Thursday 09th October, including Edward Betts, Matthew Annis, Jordan Griffith’s, Rupert Owen, Joshua Karlinski and Jack Williams from Evesham.

The young adults are now adult staff at Evesham Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadet Detachment where they achieved their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  Last week they travelled to London on Thursday to receive their certificates from the DofE’s Patron and Founder – HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, on his landmark 500th Gold DofE’s Awards Presentation, since he founded the programme in 1956. Since The Duke of Edinburgh founded the Charity some seven decades ago, over two million young people in the UK from all backgrounds have taken part in a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE programme.


The Gold Award Presentation (GAP) is a celebration and recognition of the young staff’s achievements in their Gold DofE programme.  The GAP is a unique event and a fitting culmination to mark the hard work, determination and perseverance required.

Commanding Officer and Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator at Evesham Sea Cadets, Chief Petty Officer Keith Field said, “Through a unique programme of personal development The Duke of Edinburgh's Award helps young people to acquire essential life skills which will help them in their social and working lives, in order to get to Gold, each of our young adults have dedicated  time to meet a diverse range of challenges for a period of two years, working through the five sections of the Award programme: Volunteering, Physical activity, Skills, Expedition and Residential. They all gained amazing experiences through the DofE, building new friendships and developing new skills while having an incredible time in the process. I’m immensely proud of all of them, most of them who have been with us here at Evesham Sea Cadets since the age of ten, seeing them grow from boys into responsible young men, makes all my work at Sea Cadets worthwhile and it’s fitting that they have been rewarded with one of the best awards this country has to offer, well done team”

The six young staff worked tirelessly through the five sections of their DofE programme to achieve her Gold Award.  Their diverse activities included Rowing, Paddlesports, sailing, fieldcraft, caving, as well as helping others in their local community less fortunate than themselves. For their final expedition the youngsters spent four days and three nights self sufficient in the baron landscape of Snowdonia, North Wales. In addition to complete their award some of the youngsters spent two weeks in a foreign country as UK ambassadors of the Sea Cadets. Matthew visited Singapore and Jordan visited Canada. Throughout their DofE, the young adults were able to prove themselves to be an excellent team who worked together throughout all sections of the award.

Jordan, aged 18 from South Littleton, said of his experience, “Evesham Sea Cadets has helped me so much to develop into a responsible young adult and the DofE Award scheme has complimented that. It has taught me to care about my local community, improved my self confidence, and helped me develop some of my skills; the whole experience has been amazing. I have enjoyed my time completing the award and now intend to continue helping Evesham Sea Cadets to develop the youngsters of the future, to help them gain, and have the opportunities I have had”. 

These experiences show what an impact doing your DofE can have, and can develop the
skills needed for life.  The Gold Awards have helped the youngsters in a variety of ways, including, Joshua, aged 20 years, who joins the Royal Navy on 10th November, and Rupert Owen, aged 20years, is the Head Watersports Instructor with Aztec Leisure at Lower Moor.

Photo attached:  Photo from left to right: A/PO Joshua Karlinski, A/PO Rupert Owen, PPO Matthew Annis, PPO Jordan Griffith’s, A/Sgt Edward Betts and CI Jack Williams.

 
Evesham Sails to Success

Evesham Sails to Success

For the second year running, an Evesham Sea Cadet has won a national windsurfing competition.  Leading Cadet Daniel Ludlow wiped the floor in his category for Sea Cadets National Windsurfing Champion. Dan spent the weekend in Southport, where he took part in a number of races, leading to him winning the title of the 6.8m champion.

Daniel had to compete at both District and Area competitions in order for him to advance to National competition. This meant he had to compete against a number of other people of a variety of different age groups from across the country.

Dan said "I am happy to win the national trophy for a second year in a row, the competition was just as hard as last year so it wasn’t easy to win."

Commanding Officer Keith Field said “We are continuing to see success at all levels which is now putting us amongst the top units in the country, this is a testament to the level of training the cadets receive, which has really put Evesham on the map, well done to Daniel for another historic achievement.”

See photo attached “Dan windsurfing comp 2013”

Evesham Sea Cadets and Marine Cadet Detachment meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  The Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx  

 
International Cadet Exchange

International Cadet Exchange

Three Evesham Sea Cadets will set sail on adventure after securing places on an International Exchange Programme.
Petty Officer Cadet Matthew Annis, Petty Officer Cadet Timothy Johnson and Leading Cadet Jack Cole all aged 17 will travel to Singapore, South Korea and Japan respectively after they won through stiff competition from 500 other Sea Cadet units from around the country for the 36 places available for the International Exchange Programme 2013.
 
Once overseas they will take part in military exercises and experience the cultural differences whilst being ambassadors for the United Kingdom. Commanding Officer Keith Field said " these places are awarded on merit and the fact that we got three on top of the three awarded last year just demonstrates why Evesham is now one of the top units in the country, it's a credit to the staff and supporters of the unit as well as to the cadets themselves for the multitude of qualifications they have achieved over the years, and input they have had into the organisation. This is just more good news after recently hearing that we have obtained the highest ever annual review mark, of any unit ever in the South West Area."
 
The scheme is mainly funded by the Marine Society and Sea Cadets with the aim of giving young people the experience of different countries and their cultures.
 
Evesham Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Detachment meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm until 9.30pm at it's headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton and is currently seeking adults to train as instructors and more young people between the ages of 10 - 18 to join it's ranks.
For details, call 01386 833383, or go to iseacadets.org/Evesham.
 
 
Evesham gets Gold.

Evesham gets Gold.

Evesham Sea Cadets are celebrating after scooping the coveted Guinness Trophy at the recent National Football competition at RAF Cranwell in Linconshire. The South West Area Senior Boys team went through the competition unbeaten, and finally gained Gold by beating a very competitive Northern Irish team in the final 6 - 2.

Evesham were also competing in the Senior and Junior Girls competitions where both teams played exceptionally well. Commanding Officer, CPO(SCC) Keith Field, was delighted at the result for the South West Area.

Above, Captain of the Sea Cadets, Captain Mark Windsor RN, presenting the trophy to the winning team from left to right POC Matthew Annis, MC Jake Elson, L/C Jack Cole, POC Jordan Griffiths, POC Joshua Macklin, POC Timothy Johnson and MC Daniel Mallinson.

 
Bumper parade at Bengeworth

Bumper parade at Bengeworth

The traditional Bengeworth Remembrance parade hit record numbers this year with more than eighty Evesham sea cadets and staff marching to St Peters Church. They were joined by a small number of army cadets, and scouts and brownies, as well as cadets from the St Johns Ambulance Service.

The Bengeworth parade and service is held a week after other Remembrance services to allow all the local members of the Evesham town branch of the Royal British Legion to come together to remember the men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedoms in the two World Wars. 

The parade about 150-strong and lead by a musical band and a group of veterans was the largest in recent years.  People of Bengeworth gathered in crowds to watch the young and old march past.

Evesham Sea Cadets and Marine Cadet Detachment meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  The Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx

 

 
Politicians honour young sailor

Politicians honour young sailor

Two of the county’s top politicians have congratulated a 14-year-old sailor after he won the annual Sea Cadet National Wind Surfing competition.  Daniel Ludlow beat contestants from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, coming first in the 6.8 meter sail Wind Surfing race .  On his return, Daniel was applauded by the Chairman of Worcestershire County Council, Cllr Robert Adams and Cllr Richard Morris, the Chairman of Wychavon Council.  (see attached picture.)

The Annual Sailing and Windsurfing regatta took place at Southport.  Sea Cadets came from all over the UK having previously won their District and Area races.

It is the first time that 15-year-old Daniel Ludlow has reached the National Finals and he says it was a tough series of races.  “My competitors were older than me,” says Daniel, “they were all 17 years old.   But I beat them!”

Evesham Sea Cadets and Marine Cadet Detachment meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  The Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx.

 
First for Surf

First for Surf



An Evesham Sea Cadet is celebrating after winning the Annual National Wind Surfing competition.  Daniel Ludlow  beat contestants from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, coming first in the 6.8 meter sail Wind Surfing race .
The Annual Sailing and Windsurfing regatta took place at Southport.  Sea Cadets came from all over the UK having previously won their District and Area races.
It is the first time that 15-year-old Daniel Ludlow has reached the National Finals and he says it was a tough series of races.  “My competitors were older than me,” says Daniel, “they were all 17 years old.   But I beat them!”
Evesham Sea Cadets and Marine Cadet Detachment meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham. 
 
Sea Cadets win the Sailing Trophy two years in a row

Sea Cadets win the Sailing Trophy two years in a row

Evesham Sea Cadets are celebrating after winning their Annual District Sailing Regatta for the second year running.
The Cadets fought off stiff competition from rivals from units based as far away as Coventry and  Rugby.  The regatta is open to ten different sea cadet units.  Last year was the first time that Evesham Sea Cadets won the trophy and now they have done it again. Scores of young sailors took part in the competition held at Shustoke Reservoir near Coleshill.
The Evesham cadets came first in the Bosun sailing event and first in a 6.8 metres and 6.5m windsurfing competitions.  Two others were also runners up. 
The Evesham Unit won first place first overall.  The sailing coach, Petty Officer Rupert Owen was pogoing with joy.  “It’s brilliant!” he said. “All the training we have done over the past three months has really paid off.”
The winner s were: Matt Annis and Jack Cole champions Bosun Class;  Daniel Ludlow winner 6.8m Windsurfing; Louise Karlinski champion 6.5m Windsurfing.  Tim Johnson and Paige Woodward came 2nd and 3rd in the Pico sailing event.
Evesham Sea Cadets meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  A Marine Cadet Detachment has recently been approved, another first for the town, and the Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx
For more information please contact:
Commanding Officer Keith Field
keithfield605@btinternet.com
 
Chair of Evesham Sea Cadets Rupert Segar
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
079821 40403
 
Unit Headquarters 01386 833383 
The telephone is manned on Parade evenings only but has a message service that you can call anytime including evenings and weekends.

 
Sea Cadets show off to High Sheriff

Sea Cadets show off to High Sheriff


The Evesham Sea Cadets and Marine Detachment showed there was a lot to keep them busy when they were inspected by the High Sheriff of Worcestershire. Penelope Lewis (far left,) recently appointed as the Queen’s judicial representative in the county, said she was impressed by the “sheer variety of activities on offer” to young people in the area.
The High Sheriff saw cadets ready for camouflage and combat, cook stewarding, mountain bike riding, PE training, canoeing and paddle sports, parade ground drill, adventurous training and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.  Penelope Lewis said they “should be proud of their achievements.”  The High Sheriff also praised the volunteer adult staff for giving the young people so many different exciting opportunities.
Evesham Sea Cadets and Marine Cadets detachment meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters on Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  The Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx
Photo information: (from left to right at the back) High Sheriff Penelope Lewis, Keith Field Commanding Officer,
LC Timothy Johnson, Cook steward, LC Matthew Annis Mountain Biking, MC Ross Mcildowie,Marines in combat AC Daniel Ludlow Cannoning, MC2 Paige Woodward Best uniform, LC Jordon Griffiths Cadet Drill Instructor, (at the front left to right) MC2 Louise Karlinski Physical Training JC Ben Cole- Junior section, AC Sophie Ward Adventurous Training/ DofE
LC= Leading Cadet AC= Able Cadet JC= Junior cadet
 
For more information please contact:
Commanding Officer Keith Field
keithfield605@btinternet.com
 
Chair of Evesham Sea Cadets Rupert Segar
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
079821 40403
 
Unit Headquarters 01386 833383 
The telephone is manned on Parade evenings only but has a message service that you can call anytime including evenings and weekends.

 
Evesham Sea Cadets see the world

Evesham Sea Cadets see the world

Three young people from Evesham Sea Cadets have won trips to Russia, Canada and Australia.  All three beat off stiff competition from over 500 cadet units throughout the country, all contending for places on an international exchange scheme.                                                                       
Commanding Officer Keith Field says “The places are awarded on merit and the fact that we got three out of the 34 placements for the whole country shows how good our cadets are.”
The scheme is mostly funded by the Marine Society and Sea Cadets Corp and is intended to get young people to experience different countries and cultures.  Leading Cadet Jodi Cotton will be flying to Australia for two weeks; Petty Officer Cadet Jordan Griffiths is bound for Canada; and Leading Cadet Gemma Attwood will be visiting Russia. All three will take part in military exercises, take part in cultural events and go sight-seeing.
“I can’t believe that I’m going to the other side of the world
Evesham Sea Cadets meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  A Marine Cadet Detachment has just won official approval, another first for the town, and the Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx
For more information please contact:
Commanding Officer Keith Field
keithfield605@btinternet.com
 
Chair of Evesham Sea Cadets
Rupert Segar
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
079821 40403
 
Unit Headquarters 01386 833383 
The telephone is manned on Parade evenings only but has a message service that you can call anytime including evenings and weekends.

 
Evesham Sea Cadets girls win Silver in national football finals

Evesham Sea Cadets girls win Silver in national football finals

For the first time, girls from Evesham Sea Cadets have won silver in a national annual indoor 5 aside football competition. The girls began by beating all the sea cadet teams in the district.  Then they went on to win at the South West Area event, so won a place at the nationals in Gosport.
The Evesham Sea Cadet girls played teams from Northern Island and from all over England and Wales.  The girls won every match until the final against the NW Area champions.  Unfortunately, the final match ended 1-1 and the girls were beaten in a sudden death penalty shoot-out. 
The team was Rebecca Tolley, Megan Fellows, Zoe Didcote, Dianna Price, Lucy Fellows, Jessica Parker and Zara Pratley.
Captain of the team, Zara Pratley said “The girls were so thrilled to have finished runners up. We met some very good teams along the way.  To have lost on penalties was a little disappointing but it was a great result nevertheless.”
Evesham Sea Cadets meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  A Marine Cadet Detachment has also been established, another first for the town, and the Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx
picture L-R back row, front row
Rebecca Tolley,Megan Fellows,Zoe Didcote,Dianna Price,
Lucy Fellows,Jessica Parker, Zara Pratley.
 
 
For more information please contact:
Commanding Officer Keith Field
keithfield605@btinternet.com
 
Chair of Evesham Sea Cadets Rupert Segar
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
 
Unit Headquarters 01386 833383 
The telephone is manned on Parade evenings only but has a message service that you can call anytime.
 
 
Rupert Segar

 
Royal Escort Duty for Cadets

Royal Escort Duty for Cadets


Two Evesham Sea cadets have been appointed to help the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire and the Mayor of Evesham during official ceremonies.
 
As the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire’s Cadet, Jordan Griffiths will be starting his new role in the limelight as he escorts Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex during his visit to the area next month.  “I feel proud and a little nervous about representing the cadet forces when Prince Edward comes.” Jordan teaches Drill and Ceremonial at the Evesham Sea Cadet unit.  At the moment he is working towards his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
 
Leading Cadet Jodie Cotton has already assisted the Mayor of Evesham at the recent Remembrance ceremonies in the town.  The new Mayor’s Cadet says “I feel very privileged to have taken part in the wreath laying and church services to mark our respect for those who gave their lives to protect our country.”  Jodie has recently gained her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, she teaches First Aid and sailed on the tall ship TS Royalist earlier this year.
 
Commanding Officer Keith Field says “These two top cadets have earned us a great honour: it is the first time in our history that our unit has provided cadets to both the Mayor and the Lord Lieutenant at the same time.”
 
Evesham Sea Cadets meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 – 18 are always welcome.  A Marine Cadet Detachment has recently been established, another first for the town, and the unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx
 
For more information please contact:
Commanding Officer Keith Field
keithfield605@btinternet.com
 
Chair of Evesham Sea Cadets Rupert Segar
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
079821 40403
 
Unit Headquarters 01386 833383 
The telephone is manned on Parade evenings only but has a message service that you can call anytime including evenings and weekends.
Telephone
01386 833383 
 
Email
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
Rupert Segar
Chairman
Evesham Sea Cadets
Shine Hall Lane
South Littleton
Evesham
WR11 8TZ

 
Evesham Sea Cadets Go Silver

Evesham Sea Cadets Go Silver

Ten Evesham Sea Cadets are celebrating this week after gaining their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
They were given their certificates by Councillor John Smith OBE and watched by their parents during a ceremony at the Sea Cadet's headquarters near South Littleton.
The cadets won their awards by learning and improving their rowing, canoeing and sailing skills.  They also did voluntary work in the community and raised money in aid of Help for Heroes.  However, the high spot for most were the camping and hiking expeditions to the Long Mynd in Shropshire and Crickhowell in Wales.
The successful cadets were Molly Keeler, Megan Baylis, Jodie Cotton, Gemma Atwood Amy Wilkenson, Jack Cole, Matthew Camp, Matthew Annis, Alex Harvey and Tim Johnson.
Five other cadets are working towards their Gold awards and have just returned from an expedition up Snowdon.  Nine cadets have enrolled on the Bronze award scheme.
The unit commander, Keith Field says "The Duke of Edinburgh scheme really stretches these young people and gives them the opportunity to test their own self-reliance."
Evesham Sea Cadets meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm - 9.30pm at their headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  New recruits between the ages of 10 - 18 are always welcome.  A Marine Cadet Detachment has just been established, another first for the town, and the Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit our website www.sea-cadets.org/evesham/home.aspx
For more information please contact:
Commanding Officer Keith Field
keithfield605@btinternet.com

Chair of Evesham Sea Cadets Jeremy Farrow
jeremy.farrow007@btinternet.com

PR manager Rupert Segar
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
079821 40403

Unit Headquarters 01386 833383
The telephone is manned on Parade evenings only but has a message service that you can call anytime including evenings and weekends.

 
Guard of Honour for former Royal Navy man

Guard of Honour for former Royal Navy man

Cadets from Evesham Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets helped to form a guard of honour this week for the funeral of former Royal Navy man Bernard Arthur Hughes.

Mr Hughes served in both The Royal Navy and The Merchant Navy before becoming a dedicated member of The Bretforton Branch of The Royal British Legion. He was also both an active and very generous supporter of Evesham Sea Cadets and as a unit we were both very proud and willing to attend and pay tribute to Mr Hughes.

Branch standard bearers were also present from local RBL branches and they were joined by The Sea Cadet standard which was bourne by Able Cadet Timothy Johnson.

The guard of honour compromised CO Keith Field, Leading Cadet Matthew Annis, Marine Cadet Paige Woodward, Able Cadet Jodie Cotton, Ordinary Cadet Mollie Keeler and Ordinary Cadet Daniel Ludlow.

Friend of Mr Hughes, Peter Stewart, commentated on what a wonderful tribute this was to Bernard who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 
The Marines are Coming

The Marines are Coming

Are You Tough Enough?
A new detachment of Royal Marine Cadets, the first ever in South Worcestershire, is setting up in the Vale this week. The group is looking for young people and adults who have a lot of bottle.  Based at the home of the Evesham Sea Cadets, the new group is for those who want an even bigger challenge.  Volunteers could soon be abseiling down a Bavarian mountain or finding their way across Dartmoor in Devon at night.
Tim Johnson, 15 years old, is switching from the Sea Cadets to the Marine Cadets. “It’s more physical, more disciplined and more demanding,” he says. “It tests your character.”
“We want the best of the cadets to be marines,” says Sean Kent, an ex-staff sergeant from the Royal Corps of Signals, who becomes the detachment commander this week. Their first meeting, their Parade night, will be this coming Monday, 8th August. 
The detachment is also looking for other adults and young people, from 13 to 18 years old, to sign up.  The Marine Cadets will follow the spirit of the Royal Marines. 
“They will learn all the water skills that the Sea Cadets do,” says Sean Kent. “But they’ll also do the land stuff.”
On the itinerary is military map reading, concealment and camouflage, shooting, and, of course, the assault course.
Paige Woodward, 14 years old, an ordinary cadet (which is one step up from being a cadet) says that is what has attracted her to the new detachment, that and the uniform. 
“The blue jacket, for ceremonial wear, is much smarter,” she says. “But I’m really doing it because of the physical challenge.  I love running, climbing and shooting.”
Tim Johnson is looking forward to improving his field skills. “I want to sleep under the stars and build my own shelter and to be able to survive in the open.”
Some lucky marines will be invited to Exercise Bavarian Surprise in Germany where they will be able to go rock climbing, abseiling and kayaking.  Or the new recruits might join the real Royal Marines for a week of training, including running the infamous Bottom Field assault course which can make grown men and women cry.
Unit commander Keith Field says the new detachment will attract people from as far away as Stratford and Chipping Norton. “We see the Royal Marine Cadets as increasing the opportunities for young people in Evesham, the Vale and beyond.”
This year, marines will form the guard of honour at the war memorial in Evesham on Remembrance Sunday.
The Royal Marine Cadet Detachment meets on Monday 8th August, and then every Monday and Thursday, from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at the Sea Cadets headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, Evesham.  The Unit is looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join.  For further information, come to the unit on a parade night, call 01386 833383 or visit the Royal Marine Cadets’ website acoy.co.uk.
For more information please contact:
Unit Commander Keith Field
keithfield605@btinternet.com
 
Detachment Commander Sean Kent
sean.kent@virgin.net
 
Press coordinator Rupert Segar
rs@pershore.worcs.sch.uk
01386 861078
079821 40403
 
Unit Headquarters 01386 833383 
The telephone is manned on Parade evenings only but has a message service that you can call anytime.
 
Rupert Segar

 
Evesham Sea Cadets Rule The Waves

Evesham Sea Cadets Rule The Waves

Evesham Sea Cadets are celebrating this week after winning their annual district sailing regatta.
The Cadets fought off stiff competition from rivals from units based as far away as Tamworth and Rugby.  The regatta is open to ten different sea cadet units and it is the first time Evesham has won.  Scores of young sailors took part in the competition held at Shustoke Reservoir near Coleshill.
The Evesham cadets came first in the Pico and Topper sailing events and First in a 6.8 metres windsurfing competition.  Three others were also runners up. 
The Evesham Unit came first overall.
The Winner were: Rufus Segar champion Pico Class;  Hamish Massey Winner Topper class; Josh Maklin winner 6.8m Windsurfing; Daniel Ludlow runner up 4.5m Windsurfing;and, Chris Banks and Molly Keeler runner up Bosun Class.
Conditions on the water during Sunday’s regatta (3/7/11) were very difficult.  “There was virtually no movement in the air,” said the cadets’ instructor Kevin Keeler.  “Their sailing skills were really tested as they tried to catch the wind.”
 

 
Mayoral Cadet 2011 Appointed

Mayoral Cadet 2011 Appointed

Mayoral Cadet Appointed

 

On Thursday 2nd June, Commanding Officer of Evesham Sea Cadets, Chief Petty Officer Keith Field hosted the Mayor of Evesham Councillor Jim Bullman at the groups headquarters in Shinehill Lane, South Littleton, for a formal inspection of the cadets and to appoint the Mayor’s Cadet for his second term as Mayor of Evesham.

Leading Cadet Jordan Griffith’s, a cadet with three years service, after under going an interview process was appointed Mayor’s Cadet by the Mayor. Since joining the Sea Cadets Leading Cadet Griffith’s has completed his Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is halfway through completing his Gold Award. As well as completing his BTEC in public services he has also become a proficient canoeist, sailor and rower whilst at the group. This year he is also looking forward to Mountain Biking, Abseiling, Coastering and Rock Climbing, which he will be completing at the end of July as well as gaining his Summer Mountain Proficiency Award when he travels to Hatton with the British Mountaineering Council in August. The Mayor was astounded by the qualifications he had gained whilst being at the group and said he was looking forward to Leading Cadet Griffith’s accompanying him on official engagements around the town.

During the evening, the Mayor inspected his guard of honor, and then took time to speak to all of the cadets to see what they have been involved in over the year so far. The cadets surprised him when they said they partake in a wide range of activities from Windsurfing and Power Boating as well as 28 involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at different levels. After a tour of the unit and watching the cadets undergo some nautical training, the Mayor ended the evening by awarding some presentations in camp craft and canoeing that they had achieved over the previous month. The groups Commanding Officer Chief Petty Officer Keith Field thanked the Mayor for his visit and his continued support to Evesham’s premier disciplined youth organization.

Evesham Sea Cadets, which has now grown to over 50 cadets, meet on a Monday and Thursday evening from 7.00pm – 9.30pm at its headquarters in Shinehill Lane, and are always looking for new recruits between the ages of 10 - 18. On the 1st July the group will be starting a Marine Cadet Detachment, another first for the town, and are looking for both adults to train as instructors, and young people who may wish to join the detachment. For further information visit the unit on a parade night or call 01386 833383 or visit the Sea Cadet National Website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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