Royal Naval Parade and Prize Giving 2014

Royal Naval Parade and Prize Giving 2014

Thursday 9th October 2014 saw our unit Royal Naval Parade and Prize Giving for 2014. The Royal Naval Parade happens every two years and the Area Officer; Captain Peter Adams comes to the unit to inspect the cadets and the unit. The night went very well and all cadets left the unit feeling very proud and rightly so!

The evening also saw our Prize Giving for 2014! The awards went as follows:

Best Junior Attendance - Awarded to the Junior Cadet who has attended the most Unit nights throughout the year.
This was awarded to Junior Cadet S McClelland

Best Senior Attendance - Awarded to the Senior Cadet who has attended the most Unit nights throughout the year.
This was awarded to Ordinary Cadet A Moffett

Achievement Cup - Awarded to the cadet that staff considers to have developed, not only throughout their training, but also within themselves.
This was awarded to Cadet First Class L Mitchell

Endeavour Cup - Awarded to the cadet that the staff considers to have made best use of the 'Sea Cadet Experience' by pushing themselves within the Unit, District, Area and Nationally to attend Course, Competitions and Events.
This was awarded to Ordinary Cadet A Cameron

'In Arduis Fidelis' Trophy - Awarded to the cadet who has made an outstanding contribution to Lisburn Sea Cadets by showing commitment a determination to succeed and a willingness to help both themselves and others around them and maintain a level of excellence within the Unit and the Sea Cadet Corps in the face of adversity or personal circumstance.

This award has been generously donated by the Belfast Branch of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association in memory of Shipmate, Andy Weir.
This was awarded to Ordinary Cadet S Burton

Cadet of the Year - Awarded to the cadet who has been outstanding throughout the year, providing support, guidance and understanding to his/her peers. This cadet has also been of great assistance to the staff of the unit.
This was awarded to Able Cadet B Murdoch

 
Lisburn Sea Cadets 'On The March' Again

Lisburn Sea Cadets 'On The March' Again

On Saturday 4th October 2014 the unit was on parade at the Lagan Valley Island Centre with the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association at their wreath laying ceremony. This was the fourth time that we have taken part in this event and it is a great honour in doing so!

 
'The Big Quiz' 2014

'The Big Quiz' 2014

On Thursday 25th September 2014 we hosted our first annual quiz night in order to raise money for the unit! The evening was held in Lisburn Royal British Legion and the Quiz Master was our very own PO Mackey!

A great night was had by all and, although a bit serious, the quiz was a hit!

Huge thanks to those who came along and supported us, also Staff and Cadets who assisted in the organising and running of the quiz. Last, but not least, the Committee of Lisburn Royal British Legion for allowing us to use their venue.

We raised £320 towards a new Trinity 500 rowing boat for the Unit.

 
Success for Lisburn Sea Cadets at National Combined Regatta

Success for Lisburn Sea Cadets at National Combined Regatta

Huge congratulations to Ordinary Cadet Murdoch and Cadet Cameron who represented Sea Cadets Northern Ireland at the National Combined Regatta in London!

Cadet Cameron entered the Open Doubles Cross Stream Canadian Canoe Race and finished 5th! Cadet Cameron also entered the Senior Girl's Cross Stream Kayaking and finished 4th!

Ordinary Cadet Murdoch entered the Double's Sprint and won a silver medal!

Ordinary Cadet Murdoch also competed in the All Irish Championships in the Doubles 500m Sprint and won a bronze medal!

BZ Girls!

 
Lisburn Sea Cadets Remembers ‘the Fallen’ of World War 1

Lisburn Sea Cadets Remembers ‘the Fallen’ of World War 1

On Thursday 4th August, three of our cadets joined the rest of Northern Ireland District to form the Guard of Honour for HRH Prince Andrew at the World War 1 Commemoration at St Anne's Cathedral. This was a huge event for the cadets to take part in and will stick in their memories for a very long time.

 
Farewell TS Royalist

Farewell TS Royalist

Cadets and Staff from Lisburn Sea Cadets joined up with some 60 cadets from other Units in Northern Ireland on Sunday 3rd August to give a big Northern Ireland farewell to TS Royalist, the Sea Cadet’s Flagship since 1971. She is being replaced with a new ship next year.

 
Lisburn Sea Cadet's get a Tour of Their Flagship

Lisburn Sea Cadet's get a Tour of Their Flagship

On Wednesday 30th July 2014, three of our cadets had the opportunity to have a tour around TS Royalist as a part of her farewell visit to Northern Ireland as the ship is being decommissioned at the end of the year to make way for the new offshore vessel for the Sea Cadet Corps which is due to enter service next year!

 
Armed Forces Day 2014

Armed Forces Day 2014

Saturday 21st June 2014 saw Lisburn Sea Cadets joining up with the rest of Northern Ireland District to take part in Armed Forces Day in Newtownards! The sun was shining and the crowds were out in their thousands! All cadets taking part had a smile on their faces and really did do themselves and their respective unit's proud!

 
Lisburn Cadets Excel at The Excel Centre

Lisburn Cadets Excel at The Excel Centre

3 Cadets from Lisburn have done an out-standing job at representing themselves, their unit and their district at the Excel Centre London over the weekend 28 - 30 Sep National Sea Cadet Regatta.  Leading Cadet A Fitzhenry, Able Cadet T MacLynn-Hill and Able Cadet R Johnston can hold their heads high having been part of the green and white army of cadets from Northern Ireland who took part in a total of 6 disciplines in the Victoria Dock London a location which recently hosted London 2012 events.

There is a suprise for two of the Cadets in this new report.

Bravo Zulu!

 
Sea Cadets Celebrate 156 years!

Sea Cadets Celebrate 156 years!

The Saturdays, James Cracknell, Gary Neville, Helen Skelton, Barney Harwood and Jessie Ware are just some who have voiced their support for Sea Cadets with birthday messages as it celebrates its 156th anniversary on June 25 2012. 

Sea Cadets helped HM The Queen celebrate her Diamond Jubilee earlier this month with a 55 strong flotilla in the Thames Pageant and beacons being lit across the country, and now it’s their turn to celebrate. 

We’ve been inspiring and challenging young people through nautical adventure for 156 years and we are thrilled that so many stars have wished us Happy Birthday. Sea Cadets across the country will be baking a specially designed Gala cake recipe courtesy of Fiona Cairns in celebration and stars will be tweeting congratulations throughout the day.
 
Said Helen Skelton “I love a challenge from time to time but you guys face them daily with pride, passion and perseverance.  What a great organisation.  Big birthday wishes to you all!”

 
Diamond Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee

It was a great weekend of celebration and Sea Cadets were at the fore. Working as one Corps we provided amazing support to our Patron HM The Queen and offered hundreds of Sea Cadets an experience they will cherish for ever. In so doing we secured an incredible level of awareness for the great work we do as a national organisation.

Whether you were part of, or behind the scenes of the 55 Trinity 500 boats that led the royal barge, each carrying a flag of the Commonwealth, on Sea Cadet flagship TS Royalist, cheering from Westminster Bridge at the Pageant, at the concert at Buckingham Palace, lighting one of the many Beacons around the country, leading the prayers at St Paul's or having lunch with HM The Queen at Westminster Hall, a huge thank you from all of us to you for the part you played in making this a spectacular weekend for Sea Cadets!

To see more pictures from the day look here

                                 

 

 
Lisburn Sea Cadets attend County Antrim Diamond Jubilee Parade

Lisburn Sea Cadets attend County Antrim Diamond Jubilee Parade

Lisburn Sea Cadets joined other cadets from all over Northern Ireland yesterday to form part of the County Antrim Jubilee Parade.  In attendance was Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Country Antrim Mrs Joan Christie OBE DL.

The cadets took part in the parade and had the pleasure of lunch and a first class view of the the remainder parade arriving at the Ballymena Show Grounds.

 
Sea Cadets receive message from HRH the Duke of York

Sea Cadets receive message from HRH the Duke of York

 HRH The Duke of York, Admiral of the Sea Cadets, has sent a message expressing his delight at their participation in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.

In his letter he says he is '...delighted that so many Cadets are taking part in such a prestigious event, especially as they are in such a prominent position, and has asked that his best wishes are sent to them all for a successful day.'

You can read the letter on facebook.com/seacadetsuk

 

 

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