Presentation Evening 2015

Presentation Evening 2015

The year 2015 was ended with the annual Cadet Presentation Night where there were several awards up for grabs for which the Cadets can win. Each award has a certain criteria which must be met in order for a Cadet to be nominated for the award. The winners are based on how much training and achievement individual Cadets have made throughout the year.

The evening was then ended with some refreshments where Cadets, Staff and Parents were able to come together and celebrate the achievements the Cadets had made.

 
Drake's Drum Award

Drake's Drum Award

The Commanding Officer and Training Officer were delighted to collect the Drake's Drum award at the Southern Area Conference in November. The award is given to the unit that has achieved the highest number and greatest spread of Seamanship qualifications in the Area. The Cadets have been putting a lot of effort to gain seamanship qualifications this year and this has been rewarded with this award. A good effort from all!

 
Remembrance Parade 2015

Remembrance Parade 2015

All cadets from Medway Towns were present at the Remembrance Sunday Parade held at the Great Lines Memorial. This parade happens each year and commemorates the tragic events which occurred during past and present wars and conflicts. This is one of the three compulsory parades which Cadets are expected to attend each year.

After the service at the Great Lines the Cadets then split into two groups who went onto the Rochester Parade including a service at the Cathedral and the Gillingham Parade at St Marks Church.   

 
Kent Poppy Appeal Launch Bluewater 2015

Kent Poppy Appeal Launch Bluewater 2015

Cadets from Medway and Dartford units attended the Kent Poppy Appeal Launch at Bluewater shopping center in October, which signified the start of the Poppy Appeal for 2015. The event started with a parade around the complex followed by a ceremony of the launch where the Military Wives Choir preformed.

It was also a chance for people to uncover the story behind the poppy, from the flower’s origins as a symbol of remembrance and hope, to the modern stories of how the legion helps the Armed Forces community in Kent today. The Cadets were very excited to be involved with this opening and enjoyed being able to take part in the parade around the center.

 
Promotion from PO to CPO

Promotion from PO to CPO

CPO Bass

At the unit's Royal Naval Parade 2014 the Area Officer (Southern) was able to Promote Petty Officer Bass to Chief Petty Officer.

That's 2 CPO Basses we now have, but as one is male & the other female we hope there won't be too many problems.

 
Royal Naval Parade 2014

Royal Naval Parade 2014

The unit held its biennial Royal Naval Parade Monday 6th October 2014 at the unit HQ in Brompton Barracks.

The inspecting officer was Area Officer (Southern) Cdr Greene, but he was joined by the Mayor & Mayoress of Medway & Army top brass from the Royal School of Military Engineering.

 
Best Dressed for Success 2013

Best Dressed for Success 2013

After the 2012 (Medway Towns) history making success of our Guard getting 2nd place at the national drill & piping competition... many of the same Cadets formed our entry in the Drill Squad competition & achieved 2nd place out of 380 units (400 units according to HQ) & best dressed drill squad, too. As Medway Towns didn't enter a drill squad in the District competition last year or the year before it's quite an achievement.

After a ridiculous journey from Kent to Torpoint which began with a delay, due to the driver having to take a rest break before the squad even left the unit, to the coach running out of fuel well before reaching the Plymouth area, the Cadets from East & West Kent didn't get to go to bed before half past midnight after leaving mid-morning. 

A group of parents & some staff made the trip to support the Cadets & were very impressed with what they saw.

 
Drill Squad 2013

Drill Squad 2013

Our PO Cdt was justly proud to receive the trophy from the Area Recreation Officer when he visited the unit to present the Drill Squad with their Area Drill competition prizes.

Southern Area winners of Best Drill Squad, Best Drill Squad Commander, Best Routine & Best Dressed Drill Squad for 2013.

Well done team "T.S. CORNWALLIS S.C.C."!

 
I name this Bridge...

I name this Bridge...

A ceremony was held for the naming of the road bridge that links St. Mary’s Island to the mainland, the bridge was named after HMS Chatham the Frigate which was commissioned in the basin adjacent to the bridge. Because of this connection the last CO of the ship, Cdr Simon Huntington OBE RN, was asked to unveil a sign on Saturday 22nd September 2012.

The Medway Towns Sea Cadet Unit provided a guard of honour for the occasion. Cdr Huntington spoke with members of the guard as he inspected them, was impressed with their smartness & was pleased to see Cadets he recognised from previous events at which the unit had supported the ship.

Photo by Mr. John A. Gilkison

 
Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant

The unit's senior Cadet & a L/Cpl from Chatham Marines Cadet unit were present in the Wardroom of HMS President, London RNR during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant in June. They got to meet HRH Princess Anne, the Prime Minister, the First Sea Lord, a previous Captain of HMS Chatham & many other dignitaries.

Although the event was dampened by drizzle the opportunity the Cadets got will remain in their memories for a long time to come.

 
Ocelot 50 Parade

Ocelot 50 Parade

Cadets from West Kent, namely Medway Towns, Dartford & Maidstone units provided the Colour Guard for the Ocelot 50th Anniversary parade & Beat Retreat ceremony at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham in May. Chatham Marines Cadet unit provided the signal party & VIP escorts.

The parade was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launching of HMS Ocelot the last ship (boat) to be built in the Royal Dockyard at Chatham.

The Royal Marines' band from HMS Collingwood were the star musical treat of the day.

 
Paddle & Pedal 2012

Paddle & Pedal 2012

The CPO Baxter invitational sponsored event involving kayaking from Tonbridge to Allington (30km) on Saturday 21st April & Cycling 17 laps (40km) around the Cyclopark in Gravesend http://www.cyclopark.com/ on Sunday 22nd April to raise funds for the unit.

The event was a logistical challenge & a monetary success with both Cadets & staff taking part & bringing much needed money into the unit.

Yes, that's the CO in a Tigger suit & why not!

 
Silver Sensation!

Silver Sensation!

Southern Area's entry for the National Drill & Piping Competition travelled to HMS Raleigh, by coach, on Friday 27th March. Dartford unit were first in to the drill shed with their unarmed squad entry; the Medway Towns entry for the armed squad (Guard) went on around 1100.

In a seemingly one-sided competition, with most awards being made to units from the South West Area, the Cadets from Medway Towns achieved, a well deserved, silver medal position. Very well done!

That makes our unit 2nd out of 380 units in the UK!

This result was the culmination of a lot of hard work from the Cadets & the 1st Lt, with support from other members of the unit.

(Pictured is our Guard Commander)

 
Medway hit the mark at Drill Competition

Medway hit the mark at Drill Competition

After their success at the West Kent District competition in Brompton Barracks on 4th March, the Medway Towns guard went on to win the Area competition at HMS Sultan on March 25th. 

Pictured with the Guard is CPO Manuel (1st Lt) & a Royal Navy Harrier jump jet.

 
RNA Gravesend

RNA Gravesend

30th May 2011

Medway Cadets put on a Field Gun display to those gathered (including the Mayor of Gravesham & an Admiral) at the Gravesend branch of the RNA's anniversary celebration.

 
Mayor's Cadet Presentation

Mayor's Cadet Presentation

30th July 2011

The Mayor Medway, Cllr Ted Baker, presented this year's Mayor's Cadet with her badge at his dedication buffet at the Corn Exchange, Rochester.

 
Kayak Expedition

Kayak Expedition

30th October 2011

A small group of staff & senior cadets paddled on the river Medway, from Yalding to Allington, taking in 2 portages at locks.

 

 

 

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