POC Saunders- Navy Board Cadet

POC Saunders- Navy Board Cadet

We are very proud of one of our senior cadets being selected as the NW Area Navy Board Cadet for 2013.

This makes POC Saunders the best cadet of all 58 units in the NW, and he will be an ambassador for the Sea Cadets at a wide range of events this year.

Ryan was presented with his certificate on behalf of the Captain of the Sea Cadets, by Commander Mark Irwin RN, NW Area Officer, at our Awards Night and Inspection on 11 February.

 

"We Will Remember Them"- November

In honour of those who have lost their lives in conflit, the unit supported the Royal British Legion by Poppy selling and taking part in the Festival of Remembrance in Oldham and Remembrance Parade in Middleton.

 
Crosby Lakeside 15 June 2012

Crosby Lakeside 15 June 2012

A group of cadets and staff attended a unit weekend at Crosby Lakeside Activity Centre which is the state of the art boatwork facility.

Cadets took part in powerboating and kayaking, gaining a number of impressive Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing Union qualifications

 
Ships Visit- HMS Enterprise 21 July 2012

Ships Visit- HMS Enterprise 21 July 2012

Whilst over cadets were away on courses, 6 of our juniors went to Liverpool to see the Royal Navy survey ship, HMS Enterprise.

There they were given a tour of the ship, with explainations on the ship's systems and armourment. 

 
23 March ~ Unit Physical Training Team Perform for the Queen

23 March ~ Unit Physical Training Team Perform for the Queen

As part of her tour of the UK, HM The Queen visited Manchester for the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Twelve of our cadets, went along to a Garden Party as part of the tour of the city, and performed a Skip Jump and Club Swinging display to music infront of anaudience of special guests including before performing againf for HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

This was a once in a life time opportunity, and the cadets did themselves proud, as the only cadets at the event.

Well done to all those involved and thank you to the staff who supported the training.

 
22 March ~ Annual Unit Review

22 March ~ Annual Unit Review

In order to continue to receive support from the Royal Navy, the unit is inspected annually.

New District Officer, Lt Cdr (SCC) Damien Brown RNR visited the unit along with other district staff to meet the cadets, and to observe how the unit operates.

 
30 January ~ Annual Awards Night

30 January ~ Annual Awards Night

To celebrate the achievements of the cadets through 2011, District Officer Lt Cdr (SCC) David Mckee attended the unit on Monday 30 January.

After ceremonial colours, Lt Cdr Mckee inspected the ships company, before presenting certificates for some of the recent qualifications gained within the unit.

Voted for by the unit staff, the following annual awards were presented:

  • Most promising new comer- MC2 W Candlin
  • Best dressed Royal Marine Cadet- Cpl M Kelly
  • Best Dressed Sea Cadet- LC R Law
  • Best community support and fundraising- LC N Garforth
  • Best achievements in afloat training- LC R Price
  • Best Achievements in general training- LC J Asif
  • Most improved Royal Marine Cadet- LCpl J Gregory
  • Most improved Sea Cadet- OC J Lee
  • Most improved Junior Cadet- Jr S White
  • Best Sea Cadet- LC J Asif
  • Best Royal Marine Cadet- LCpl N Murphy
  • Overall Best Cadet- LC R Saunders

Another presentation was made to PO D Amos and Sgt J Gallacher for their efforts in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, who have been involved with the scheme for 5 and 10 years respectively.

Well Done to all the cadets that recieved awards.

This was the very last event attended by Lt Cdr Mckee as the District Officer as from 1 Feburary, his role will be filled by Lt Cdr D Brown.

 
13 November 2011 ~ Remembrance Parade- Middleton

13 November 2011 ~ Remembrance Parade- Middleton

The unit paraded along side vetrans as well as the other cadet forces to show their support to the Royal British Legion to remember those who have lost their lives in the world wars and conflicts since.

There was a strong presence in Middleton, with a sizable contingent from the Sea Cadets, and far more civilian supporters than before.

This year saw a change to the procedings at the cenotaph, with the Sea Cadet and British Legion standards both being carried by members of the unit, along side the union flag, and this year also saw the Lord Mayor of Rochdale in attendance.

The unit looked very smart on parade and did themselves and the unit proud. BZ

 
23 October 2011 ~ Manchester and NE Lancs Trafaglar Parade

23 October 2011 ~ Manchester and NE Lancs Trafaglar Parade

The unit provided a number of cadets to support neighbouring Manchester district for a parade through the centre of the city, with a short ceremony at the steps of the Town Hall.

The event was over seen by Lord Lt for Manchester who took the salute from the guard of honour, as well as other officials including NW Area Officer, Lt Col Davies RM, and Sea Cadet Senior Staff Officer, Commander (SCC) Evans RNR.

A note worthy mention must go to AC Price who was the only member of the 24 strong honour guard from NE Lancs District, let alone the unit. 

Other cadets and staff from the unit marched as part of divisions overseen by the OiC of the unit who is also the District Coordinator for Ceremonial.

 
23 October 2011 ~ National Trafaglar Celebrations

23 October 2011 ~ National Trafaglar Celebrations

Four of the unit's PT cadets took part along with many other Sea and Marine Cadets from across the coutry to comemorate Lord Nelson's victory at the Battle of Traflagar in 1805.

The cadets in question opened the celebrations with a display including club swinging and the skip jump.

See the link below for a video of the displays.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE6j6ZwTa-g

 
19 July 2011 ~ Farewell LtCdr Sinden

19 July 2011 ~ Farewell LtCdr Sinden

Last night saw LtCdr Sinden's last parade night as the Unit Commanding Officer. To mark the occasion, the cadets and staff had a party at the unit, and LtCdr Sinden was presented with a range of gifts.

He moves away from the unit to concentrate on his Area Training Officer role which he took on last year, but remained in post at TS Tremadoc Bay to complete his ten years of command.

LtCdr Sinden has given much to the unit during his time here, gaining 5 Burgees from the anual Royal Naval Inspections as well as many other achievements.

We will miss him and wish him the best of luck, and also to PO Malm who will be taking the helm in his place.

 
New Unit website

New Unit website

Welcome to our new look website. It has been redesigned as part of the Sea Cadets image refresh and we hope you enjoy navigating it. Take a look and round and see what you think!

 

 

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