Meet our Unit Staff.
Lt Cdr (SCC) C G Hackett RNR : Commanding Officer
My name is Clive Hackett. I have been the Commanding Officer of the Salisbury Sea Cadets Unit for the past 32 years. I joined the unit as a boy moving through the ranks to Cadet Petty Officer. I took over the unit reluctuntly and managed with various staff over the years from introducing girls to the unit the RMCD and finally our Juniors when I had the new unit opened. We make good use of the river next to the unit for both kayacking and rowing which is by far our best activities as can be seen by the number of National Championships we have won. However, the important thing from my position is that the cadets have a happy and safe environment to learn and have fun. Meet new friends, bond on the traditions of the Royal Navy.
Lt (SCC) M Dibben : 1st Lieutenant
Lt Dibben is our 1st Lieutenant. He is a rowing instructor and a advanced seamanship instructor also ensures that each parade night runs smoothly. He ensure that all of our cadets are happy and is there to support other staff members. Lt Dibben is known for training successful National Rowing teams. He is also responsible for ensuring that the new cadets thaat come to the unit are shown around and introduced to everyone at the unit. He knows a great deal of knowledge and passes this on in his classes when he is teaching.
Lt (SCC) R Musselwhite: Training officer
I have been an instructor for 25 years. My two sons are also in cadets and are enjoying it. I am a rowing instructor and also a piping instructor and assessor. With my experience I am able to support the new and younger members of staff also assisting in the teaching of the Junior Cadets. My favourite part about being part of cadets is the fact that I am able to watch cadets progress and grow into fantastic young people.
CPO (SCC) D Luce : Drill and Adventure training leader
CPO Luce has been an instructor for 17 years. He trained as a drill instructor and is now beginning to progress to be a Adventure Training instructor. CPO teaches the cadets and also has input with the senior cadets that are preparing for their advancement boards. CPO Luce has assisted with the rowing teams alongside Lt Dibben and they were successful at the National Regatta in 2015.
CPO D Sargent : Unit instructor
CPO Sargent supports cadets who are working towards their advancement boards he supports them by showing them how to deliver excellent lessons and how to carry out a good leadership task. When at the unit he is beginning to support the senior cadets with their peer educators and ensures that they feel happy before their courses.