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A ROYAL FAREWELL FOR OUR FLAGSHIP

A ROYAL FAREWELL FOR OUR FLAGSHIP

21/11/14

On 20 November, our flagship was treated to a farewell fit for a queen, as she sailed into Portsmouth for the final time.

TS Royalist received cheers and Mexican waves from cadets and onlookers as she sailed past Fort Blockhouse, with the Paying Off pennant flying triumphantly in the air.

Over 100 cadets, volunteers, staff and supporters gathered for her farewell ceremony, with speeches from Guest of Honour Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope GCB OBE DL, President of MSSC, and Lt (SCC) Angie Morris RNR Commanding Officer of TS Royalist.

Leading Cadet Gareth from Northern Ireland District was in for a surprise when he was presented with the Martin Henwood trophy by Captain Sea Cadets Jonathan Holloway. he was awarded after demonstrating the best Sea Cadets qualities in the year whilst on board TS Royalist. 

As Captain of the ship Angie Morris described, "the day has been one of mixed emotions. We are very sad to see the old ship go, but excited for the new ship next Spring." Our new flagship, named after TS Royalist in her honour, will be launched ready for cadets in the new sailing season.

TS ROYALIST FINAL SAIL INTO PORTSMOUTH

TS ROYALIST FINAL SAIL INTO PORTSMOUTH

18/11/2014

TS Royalist, Sea Cadets faithful flagship, will sail into Gosport for the ship’s decommissioning ceremony on Thursday 20 November. Hundreds of Sea Cadets will gather at Petrol Pier to say farewell to the 43 year old ship that has taken 30,000 cadets on an offshore voyage they will never forget.

TS Royalist was commissioned 1971 by HRH The Princess Royal and built by Groves and Gutteridge Ltd in Cowes. Since then the ship has sailed 212,850 nautical miles – nine times around the world, taking 900 Sea Cadets on an offshore voyage every year.  In 1971, TS Royalist received the Lloyd’s Register Yacht Award for the ‘best constructed, best designed and best equipped vessel for its purpose.’

A new 21st Century flagship is currently being built at Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan S.A, to replace TS Royalist, to ensure future generations of Sea Cadets can benefit from an offshore experience.

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM US!

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM US!

17/11/2014

Get ahead of the Christmas rush this year and order your Christmas cards from us! Please support the vital work we do by inspiring young people to get a head start in life through the confidence they gain as a Sea Cadet!

Sold in packs of ten (single design) for £3.95, all profits go back into the charity. The Sea Cadet Shop is selling seven designs this year, including the popular Christmas in the docks. Christmas cards are available to buy here.

WE WILL REMEMBER

WE WILL REMEMBER

11/11/2014

At 11am today, Sea Cadets will be observing a two minute silence in remembrance of all those who fell in the First World War.

Cadets across the country have been involved in commemorative parades and services to mark Remembrance Day, and to honour all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

POC James from London Western District was given the honour of taking part in the World War One centenary at the Tower of London, where he met The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to help them plant a poppy. The iconic exhibition 'Blood Swept Lands' features more than 800,000 ceramic poppies pouring out of the tower and into the dry moat, and has been visited by thousands to pay their respects.

 

SEA CADETS COMMEMORATE REMEMBRANCE DAY

SEA CADETS COMMEMORATE REMEMBRANCE DAY

10/11/2014

Thousands of Sea Cadets from across the UK are taking part in services and parades to commemorate Armistice Day.

Sea Cadets from South West Area attended the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance; an annual event to honour those who lost their lives in conflicts. They laid a wreath at the national Remembrance Sunday service, which the Royal family and political party leaders attended at the Cenotaph Parade in Whitehall, London on Sunday 9 November. 

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