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JUNIOR LEADERS FIELD GUN COMPETITION

JUNIOR LEADERS FIELD GUN COMPETITION

11/07/2017

Cadets and volunteers did themselves proud at this year's Junior Leaders Field Gun competition.

Team Sea Cadets came up against older competitors, but comfortably finished in the top half of the 17-strong field.

The Royal Navy-organised contest, which took place on Friday 7 July, is designed for 16- to 24-year-olds who have no or little previous field gun experience, with teams competing to build and transport a field gun and its equipment up and down an 85-yard track. They stop to complete actions along the way, with the aim of running home with a clean and fast time. 

This year's event took place at HMS Collingwood in Fareham, Hampshire, with teams coming together in the week leading up to the event to practise and hone their routine. 

TS ROYALIST WINS FIRST TALL SHIPS RACE

TS ROYALIST WINS FIRST TALL SHIPS RACE

11/07/2017

TS Royalist has got off to a flying start in Sail Training International's Tall Ships Races 2017.

The first leg of three is now complete, and Royalist achieved first in its class and second place overall – a great achievement, particularly for its opening race.

Our flagship is now preparing to head to Finland, and a new crew will gather at Reigate Unit on Friday evening to fly out from Gatwick early on Saturday morning.  

You can track TS Royalist's progress by visiting: https://yb.tl/tsr2017, as well as keep up to date via Sea Cadets Offshore Facebook page.

CADETS RETURN FROM THE USA

CADETS RETURN FROM THE USA

11/07/2017

Cadets have returned from a trip to the USA, where they met hundreds of their young American counterparts.

Eleven young people from Birmingham Stirling Unit and five from Tile Cross Academy, which has recently joined the Cadet Expansion Programme and forms the Forward Division of Stirling, made the trip last month.

They joined 300 American cadets from 19 high schools in New England that are part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Army League (COMAL), who come together for a five-day Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) every year.

None of the cadets had been to the USA before, and during the trip they gained self-confidence, personal skills and social skills. With the support of the Ulysses Trust, Pupil Premium funding, and the contribution of funds from Birmingham Stirling Unit, no cadet was excluded on the basis of parental income.

Cadet Hannah said: "When I started on the JCLC I was so scared and homesick I wanted to go home and was crying all the time. When it finished I didn’t want to go home and was crying at having to say goodbye to all my new friends. 

"I have learnt so much. It was the best experience of my life so far."

AC SALLY RECEIVES HER PEREGRINE AWARD

AC SALLY RECEIVES HER PEREGRINE AWARD

05/07/2017

On the evening of Tuesday 4 July, the annual Royal Navy Peregrine Awards were held at Trinity House in London. For the event, the winner of the Sea Cadets category, AC Sally, came to London from Pembrokeshire, where she is a cadet at Tenby Unit. 

The award’s primary purpose is to encourage the production of eye-catching, powerful imagery that can be used in the media to demonstrate the Royal Navy and Royal Marine’s operations. The role of photography, portraying the work of the Royal Navy has never been more important.

Sea Cadets' award is an amateur category, only open to cadets. This year it received it's most entries ever, with photos varying from units on the water, cadet selfies, to the winning shot - the bow of TS Royalist. 

Pictured AC Sally receives her framed photograph with MSSC CEO Martin Coles, Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Phil Russell RN, and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC.

CHARITY STATEMENT

CHARITY STATEMENT

05/07/2017

The charity cooperated fully with the BBC Panorama investigation. We are appalled at what happened and unreservedly apologise for any hurt or anger felt. It is not reflective of our organisation today.

We have instituted wholesale, radical change. We have and continue to put in place substantial measures designed to educate and enforce in order to prevent repetition.

Sea Cadets has a zero tolerance protocol and a specialist team to enforce our policies and provide support. We insist on compulsory training for volunteers, and DBS checks for all working directly with youngsters, supported by a 24/7 incident reporting line (displayed in all units), promotion of the NSPCC Childline number and a whistle blowing policy. We work closely with safeguarding experts to review and deliver training to support volunteers; we are accredited by the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services; and we report regularly to the Charity Commission.

Our culture encourages our employees, volunteers and cadets to speak up, disclose and confront any issues. We encourage anyone who is a victim to report it to the Police and anyone with any concerns can speak to our supporter care team (020 7654 7010).

Call us on +44 (0)20 7654 7000 or email info@ms-sc.org for more information

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