Cadets met with the Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL on board HMS Victory in Portsmouth and Greenwich Hospital representatives, Hugh Player, Director of Greenwich Hospital and Peter Linstead–Smith OBE Head of Strategic Development, who presented six Navy Board Cadets with a very special bursary to help them in their future careers, a grant of £1000 each. This new initiative is led by Greenwich Hospital which is keen to support Sea Cadets and reward excellence and achievement – the charity is thrilled to be benefiting from this and it’s another inspiring reason to work hard to be a Navy Board Cadet.
The event also marked the handover from last year's Navy Board Cadets (NBC) to this year's – each year a new selection of six NBC’s is made to represent the Corps at a range of important events - it’s a significant achievement to be awarded the position of NBC. They were treated to a tour of HMS Victory and of HMS Richmond, and had lunch with FOSNI, Rear Admiral John Clink OBE at Victory House, followed by afternoon tea with the Second Sea Lord and Greenwich Hospital representatives.
Photo caption: (left to right) Mr Hugh Player, Director of Greenwich Hospital, Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL and Peter Linstead–Smith OBE, Head of Strategic Development at Greenwich Hospital with Navy Board Cadets.