District Drill & Piping 2017

District Drill & Piping 2017

The Cadets achieved a clean sweep at the 2017 District Drill & Piping Competition held at Brompton

 
London Boat Show 2017

London Boat Show 2017

Cadets & Staff enjoyed a fantastic day out at the London Boatshow 

 
District Sailing Regatta

District Sailing Regatta

Sheppey Unit won the District Sailing Rowing Regatta held at Bartons Point Sheppey.   

 
District Boatwork

District Boatwork

The Sheppey Cadets at the District Rowing Regatta held on Chipstead Lake near Westerham. Sheppey won the open Boys and Girls competition.  

 
The Deputy Lord Lt of Kent visits Sheppey Unit

The Deputy Lord Lt of Kent visits Sheppey Unit

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent visited Sheppey Unit to meet the Cadets and Staff. A tour of the Unit was carried out and the boats and equipment used by the cadets was inspected

 
BBC Children in need

BBC Children in need

Cadets from Sheppey joined cadets from West Kent to man the side on board HMS Gannet in Chatham Dockyard as part of the Rickshaw Challenge

 
Trafalgar Parade Chatham 2015

Trafalgar Parade Chatham 2015

Cadets from TS Kent joined cadets from West Kent to parade at Chatham Historic Dockyard on the 11th October

 
National Rowing Success

National Rowing Success

TS Kent Open Boys Trinity 500 crew won Silver at the National Rowing Regatta held at the Excel Centre in September. This was the first time in the Units History that a team had got through to the National Event.

 
Southern Area Boat Handling Competition

Southern Area Boat Handling Competition

The Sail Boat Handling Team retained the trophy for the fourth year running, securing their place at the National Competition later ...this year! 

 
Southern Area Rowing Regatta

Southern Area Rowing Regatta

Another successful day of boating as Sheppey cadets participated in the Area Rowing and Boat Handling Regatta.
The Junior Sea Cadet and Cadet Boys crews tried extremely hard in some difficult conditions, unfortunately not making it into medal position.
Our extremely young Cadet Girls crew working well together and achieved an amazing 3rd place! 
 However the surprise result of the day came from the Open Boys Rowing crew who stuck together in a mission to prove they really are strong, winning the units first rowing gold that staff can remember. Apparently they really do have muscles!
Well done to all cadets who took part! Another brilliant day!
Thank you to all of the staff who have supported the cadets in their successes, either in training, transporting or supervision!

 
Southern Area Sailing Regatta 2015

Southern Area Sailing Regatta 2015

Of the 8 boats allowed to enter as the West Kent District team, Sheppey provided all 8, forming one of the strongest teams staff can remember.
After a delayed start due To strong winds our cadets proved just how amazing they are gaining medals in each of the 4 classes and winning 3 of the 4 class trophies... 7 of these crews will now go forward to Area Race Training to hopefully be selected for the National Regatta later this year!
Brilliant effort from all of you... We couldn't be more proud!

 
District Peco & Topper Sailing Regatta

District Peco & Topper Sailing Regatta

The District Sailing Regatta was held at Bartons Point. Helms from Gravesend, Medway Towns, Sheppey and Westerham took part in the Pico and Topper classes. The winning cadets now go forward to the Area Regatta in July.

   

 
District Rowing Competition 2015

District Rowing Competition 2015

Sheppey cadets made it a clean sweep at this years District Rowing Regatta held near Westerham

 
Unit Training weekend

Unit Training weekend

Cadets enjoyed a weekend of sailing and rowing at the unit over the Bank Holiday

 
Mayors Cadet

Mayors Cadet

AB Jamie B took over from LC Shaun L as the Mayors Cadet for Swale. Shaun had enjoyed his year and it is an honour for a Cadet from TS Kent to be chosen for 2015-16 

 
National Individual and Team Piping Champions

National Individual and Team Piping Champions

Congratulations to Team Sheppey representing the Southern Area are Individual and Team Piping Champions

Individual winner: Shaun Lock (Sheppey Unit)

2nd place: Jamie Brown (Sheppey Unit)  

Team Champions: Shaun Lock, Jamie Brown and Lewis Reeves (Sheppey Unit)

 

 
Area Drill & Piping

Area Drill & Piping

Area Team and Individual Piping winners

 
Drill & Piping

Drill & Piping

SHEPPEY UNIT won the Individual and Team piping at this years District Drill & Piping Competition held at Brompton Barracks.

The Unit won the Colour Party competition and both teams go forward to the Area Competition in March

 
2014 Remembrance Parade

2014 Remembrance Parade

 
2013 National Yole Trophy

2013 National Yole Trophy

Lt Moore presents POC Jeferies with the trophy for the National Open Girls Single Yole that she won last year

 
Promotions

Promotions

Lt Moore presents OC Badges to OC Monk, OC Louch, OC Adach, OC Williams & OC Bishop.

 
West Kent Boatwork Weekend

West Kent Boatwork Weekend

The West Kent Boatwork Weekend was held at Sheppey Unit over the Bank Holiday Weekend

 
National Team Piping Champions

National Team Piping Champions

Sheppey SCC Team Piping winners at the National Drill and Piping Competition

 

 
Promotions

Promotions

Joshua Stanton promoted to Cadet 1st Class

 
Promotions

Promotions

Ben Lock promoted to Cadet 1st Class

 
Area Drill & Piping

Area Drill & Piping

Finally have 11 very tired cadets at home after a brilliant but extremely long day!
Well done to all of our cadets who, as usual, represented the unit to a high standard!
The standard party were very unlucky not to receive but put in a huge amount of effort for a performance to be proud of
The Junior Piping Team who were followed by the Senior Team both came 1st, with Lock and Brown coming 1st and 2nd in the individual competition!
Well done to all of you!!!

 
Tesco sponsorship to TS Kent

Tesco sponsorship to TS Kent

A cheque was presented by the Tesco Charity Trust for £2725. It was presented by Hazel Webb, Tesco Sheerness Community Champion, and is for the purchase of a new Trinity 500 rowinging boat for the unit.

 
London Boat Show 2014

London Boat Show 2014

Cadets Staff and supporters at this years London Boat Show. A great time was had by all

 
Presentation Evening 2013

Presentation Evening 2013

Trophy Presentation 2013

Cook Steward 3rd Class: Presented by Mayor of Queenborough Councillor Sue Simpson.                                                                       

Cdt 1st Class Keah Monk, Cdt Hannah Brown, Cdt 1st Class Josef Adach

Cdt 1st Class Sophie Williams, Cdt 1st Class Marcus Louch

The Harry Moulton Scholarship        

Citation by   S/Lt (SCC) Nina Montgomery RNR

Presented by Lt Cdr (SCC) Ray Mitchell RNR

Instructor Polo Shirt

POC Daniel Snook                                  

Attenedance

Citation by   CPO Fiona Louch

Presented by Mayor of Queenborough Councillor Sue Simpson                                                                              

100% LC Keiran Collick                                                

100% AC Louis Reeves                     

100% Cdt1 Marcus Louch                                   

100% Cdt1 Ben Lock  

 99%  AC Daniel Winter Certificate

 99%  LC Shaun Lock Certificate

 97% AC Georgia Allan

SSAFA Participation Trophy  

Citation by   Lt (SCC) Stephen Louch RNR

Presented by Mayor of Queenborough Councillor Sue Simpson                                

AC Georgia Allan                                                   

                           

Smartest Cadet              

Citation by S/Lt (SCC) Nina Montgomery RNR

Presented by Lt Cdr (SCC) Mark Gambell RNR 

Senior LC Shaun Lock                                    

Junior Cdt1 Sophie Williams

Certificates: Cdt1 Josef Adach, Cdt Ben Lock

Annual Achievements Trophy              

Citation by   S/Lt (SCC) Nina Montgomery RNR

Presented by Lt Cdr (SCC) Mark Gambell RNR                                                                                                            

AC Laura Snook,Cdt1 Lee Bishop                                 

Coxswains Shield                                    

Citation by   CPO Deanne Moore

Presented by Lt Cdr (SCC) Peter Luxton Rtd 

POC Daniel Snook/POC Cali Jeferies                           

Certificates: AC Louis Reeves, AC Laura Snook, Cdt1 Lee Bishop, OC Jamie Brown

 Vice Presidents Award

Citation by   S/Lt Nina Montgomery

Presented by Lt Cdr (SCC) Peter Luxton RNR Rtd 

Cdt Chloe Williams                                                      

TS Kent Ceremonial Award 

Citation by   CPO Deanne Moore

Presented by Lt Cdr Steve Small RNR DO West Kent

AC Louis Reeves                                                         

RNA Award (Potential Officer)                    

Citation by   CPO Deanne Moore

Presented by Lt Cdr Steve Small

LC Shaun Lock                                                            

Most Promising Cadet 

Citation by    S/Lt (SCC) Nina Montgomery RNR

Presented by Lt Cdr (SCC) Ray Mitchell RNR                                                                                   

AC Laura Snook                                                             

Chairman’s Cup 

Citation by Mr David Brown

Presented by Lt Cdr Ray Mitchell 

Mrs Irene Montgomery                                                 

Best Junior Cadet

Citation by PO Jake Firth

Presented by Mayor of Swale Councillor Sue Gent

Cdt Callum Reeves                                                      

Cadet of the Year 

Citation by   Lt (SCC) Brian Moore RNR

Presented by Mayor of Swale Councillor Sue Gent

POC Daniel Snook, LC Kieran Collick                                                                                                       

Bulwark Trophy

Citation by  Lt (SCC) Brian Moore RNR

Presented by Mayor of Swale Councillor Sue Gent

LC Kieran Collick                                                                                                                                           

                                                                            

 

 
Rememberance Parade

Rememberance Parade

We couldn't be more proud of our cadets than today! Their commitment and dedication shone through when showing their respects at the Remembrance Day parade and Church Service!
The 42 cadets who stayed onboard for the weekend were joined by 5 more to make an amazing total of 47 cadets on parade!
You were all a pleasure to support and ideal role models for other young people! You should be very proud of yourselves!!
Thank you to all of the adult volunteers who contributed in any way today, not just by transporting, watching the cadets and taking pictures but also those who remained at the unit to prepare a well deserved lunch!!
 
Lord Lieutenant's Meritorious Service Certificate Presentation

Lord Lieutenant's Meritorious Service Certificate Presentation

Lt Brian Moore our CO and Chairman Albert Wickenden received the Lord Lieutenant's Meritorious Service Certificate at a Presentation evening in Ashford, well done

The photo shows Lt Brian Moore with the Lord Lieutenant of Kent

 
Sheppey Sea Cadets burning a track for the Danny Boy Trust

Sheppey Sea Cadets burning a track for the Danny Boy Trust

On October 24th cadets recorded a song for the Danny Boy Trust charity CD at the new recording studio in Sheerness

 
Trafalgar Weekend

Trafalgar Weekend

A busy first day of the training weekend, but rowing practice helped to warm some of the cadets up! The Cadets attended the District Trafalgar Parade after a good sleep and a large breakfast courtesy of some UMC and P&SA Members!

Despite poor weather the Trafalgar Parade went ahead at Maidstone on Sunday 13th October. Well done to the 36 Sheppey cadets who attended the District Trafalgar Service in Maidstone today. Although the parade element was cancelled, your behaviour in church and support of the event was exceptional! A massive contingent of the total number of cadets present! Well done all of you!

 
National Champions

National Champions

National Champions in boat handling a Yole rowing. Petty Officer Cadet Cali Jefferies, Leading Cadet Daniel Snook and Able Cadet Laura Snook from Sheppey Sea Cadets recently competed in the Sea Cadet National Combined Regatta with outstanding results.

POC Jeffries qualified in first place for single female Yole Rowing at the Southern Area Regatta in July and went forward to the National competition. She competed in three races against cadets from other areas covering the whole of the United Kingdom and won all three resulting in her being announced as National Champion, the best single female rower in the country.

 

 
National Sailing Regatta

National Sailing Regatta

The Southern Area Sailing Team returned from Southport with a host of medals and a Trophy

 
West Kent Boatwork Course

West Kent Boatwork Course

Sheppey Unit hosted the West Kent Boatwork Course at Bartons Point during August. Cadets from Maidstone, Sheppey, Westerham and Medway towns spent three nights on board TS Kent and enjoyed two full days of rowing and sailing on the lake and canal. Cadets passed of for level 1 in sailing and those working towards Level 2 were able to get a number of sections signed off.

 

 
Cadets at Sea

Cadets at Sea

12 Cadets joined the tug Svitzer Mallaig for a trip from Sheerness to Rochester to take part in the Medway River Festival. The Cadets took turns to steer and took part in a fire drill and donned survival suits.  

 

 
Rowathon

Rowathon

Practicing for the "Rowathon" gets underway with practice sessions on the canal at the units Bartons Point Headquarters

The Sea Cadets are fundraising for a new flagship. Across the country we are asking all 400 Sea Cadet units to get on board with this massive appeal to raise £250,000 to help toward the cost of a new ship.

 

 
Pulling Together

Pulling Together

Cadets from TS Kent took part in a training weekend to prepare for the Rowing around the World fund raising event in aid of the Corps news Sail Training Flagship

 
New enrollment

New enrollment

Cadet Bailey whas enrolled as a Cadet on the 28th March. We wish him well as a member of TS Kent

 
Area 5 Aside Football

Area 5 Aside Football

West Kent District 5 a side teams gave a brilliant display at this years tournament

The Cadet Team came 3rd overall and both Seniors came 2nd overall

LC L Adams being awarded the female player of the tournament.

 

 

 

 
District 5 a Side Football

District 5 a Side Football

Sheppey cadets shone again with a fantastic day at the District 5-a-Side Football Competition today.
The Cadet Girls Team (Williams S, Monk, Pettley) were joined by Hall and Smart of Maidstone and despite never playing together before, worked extremely hard to do the best they could. Coming 4th overall, they were unlucky not to placed h
igher,
 
The Senior Girls (Jeferies, Allan and Williams L) were reunited with Adams from Maidstone who they played with last year, and were also joined by Wantling and Maybourne from Medway. Despite 2 nail-biting matches resulting in draws, the final match gave the team the opportuniy to show everyone how girls football should be played, winning the match and achieving 1st place.
The Cadet Boys (Lock, Brown, Angell C, Penney, Bishop, Louch, Winter) and Senior Boys (Angell K, Collick, Reeves, Akers, Harrison, Jennings and Adach) Teams both had some very talented football players within them, however the difficulty is always managing the team well, working together and remaining calm. They did however, prove Sheppey cadets are the definition of teamwork and committment and continued to play well and fairly, qualifying for and then winning their respective finals!
3 teams through to the Area Competition 12/13 January!!
Thank you to the staff who supported and witnessed such an amazing day!
Thank you also to Dodge, Lucas and the P&SA members who came to support - it was much appreciated!!
Well done everybody!
 
Area Windsurfing Regatta

Area Windsurfing Regatta

The Area Windsurfing Regatta took place at Barton Point on Sunday 12th August. The event was hosted by Sheppey and supported by Bognor Regis Unit

 

 
TS Rebel

TS Rebel

AC Snook from Sheppey SCC and with other members of the TS Rebel Yacht Racing Squad took part in the Felixstowe Regatta this weekend! As usual, some very good reports! Well done!

 
Summer Salute

Summer Salute

Despite being unable to hold the "Summer Salute" at the Unit Headquarters due to the bad weather the IOS SC kindly gave TS Kent the use of their club house. A great night was had by all BZ TS Kent

 
Annual Inspection 2012

Annual Inspection 2012

The units RNP was held on Monday 18th June at Bartons Point 

What a fantastic evening!

The Cadets, made their families and the staff, UMC and P&SA incredibly proud!

Well done for the effort you put in to make tonight a true reflection of the Cadets of TS Kent. Simply the best!

 
District Sailing & Rowng Competition

District Sailing & Rowng Competition

A  very busy day but hugely successful day today!

First the District Rowing Competition followed by the District Sailing Regatta both held on the lake.

The Open Girls Rowing Team came 2nd whilst the Junior Sea Cadets Rowing Team, The Junior Boys Rowing Team and the Open Boys Rowing Team came 1st in this morning’s activities.

This afternoon saw a complete clean sweep with 2nd places awarded to Jennings, Jefferies, Allan, Angell K and Collick in their classes, with Reeves, Lock S, Snook D, Brown J and Snook L achieving 1st place.

Plans will now be made for those who will represent West Kent District at the Southern Area Regattas on 30th June and 1st July, which in additional to the Yole and Boat Handling Teams A huge achievement! Well done to all!

 
Danny Boy Trust Grant

Danny Boy Trust Grant

The unit was donated £1750 from the Danny Boy Trust to help with the payment for the three yoles purchased by the unit. To commemorate this all three boats have had a Danny Boy Trust sticker put on the stern and the trustees of the Trust came down to the unit on the 7th April during our Easter Training Weekend to present them to us before we used them for the first time.

 
Area Shooting Competition

Area Shooting Competition

The Area Shooting team from Sheppey and Maidstone attended the Area Final on 29th January where they came 1st overall with AC Weaver from Maidstone coming 2nd individually. This was a great achievement as the teams had to shoot outdoors where the temperature was just above freezing and the cadets were not dressed to shoot in these conditions.

 
Area 5 a Side Football

Area 5 a Side Football

The Area Senior 5 a side football was held at HMS Sultan on the 15th January. The Senior Boys team from Sheppey and Maidstone won overall and progressed to the National competition where they came 6th.

 
Easter Training weekend

Easter Training weekend

Easter Training weekend held at the units Bartons Point Headquarters T.S. Kent

 
District & Area Drill and Piping

District & Area Drill and Piping

The District and Area Drill & Piping competitions were held in March. At District level Sheppey won the Junior Drill, Best Junior Drill Squad Commander, Best Junior Piping Team, Best Piping Team, 1st & 2nd in the individual piping and best Colour Party and Best dressed Colour Party. Apart from the Junior Drill Team all progressed to the Area Competition where both piping teams won and the cadet team were also the best dressed. In the Individual piping AC Snook came first and AC Lock came 3rd.

 
District Paddle Sports

District Paddle Sports

Today we had the district paddling competition at Dartford. In addition to the normal races there was also a water polo competition held with each unit supplying a team of 4 or joining to make a team. Cdt Jennings won the junior boys 1 mile with AC Reeves coming 3rd, AC Snook won the open boys 2 mile, AC Jeferies won the open girls 2 mile and 800M & AC Reeves won the Junior boys 500m. In the water polo Sheppey played a joint team of Gravesend and Westerham who they beat 5-0. They then went on to play Medway Towns in the final who had beaten Dartford in their 1st match 2-1. This was a much better game with both teams getting a grip of the rules but the great teamwork of the Sheppey cadets along with their speed and manoeuvrability allowed them to get close to the Medway goal on many occasions and managed to score 2 goals. This would have been quite a few more but their goalie was very good and kept blocking most of the shots. This was a great way to end the day and the cadets are looking forward to doing again. Hopefully next year it will become part of the competition and progress to Area & National Levels.

 
All at Sea on a Yole

All at Sea on a Yole

The CO attending the first sliding seat rowing course to learn how to rig and use a yole in the single and double positions. This was held at Weymouth National Training Centre. Lt Brian Moore ended up in the water with Lt Cdr Mike English while practicing some balance and confidence exercises. Standing on the gunwhales of a boat and then rocking it is not a great idea when the water is that cold!

 
West Kent District Drill & Piping Competition

West Kent District Drill & Piping Competition

Well done to the Cadets and Staff who took part in this years District Drill & Piping Competition held at Brompton Barracks

Junior Piping: 1st Place. Colour Party: 1st Place. Team Piping: 1st place. Individual Piping: 1st Place & 2nd Place. Junior Drill: Best Dressed Squad and Best Squad Commander. Colour Party: Best Dressed. Piping: Best Dressed Piping Team 

Individual Piping: 1st AC Snook 2nd OC Lock

 

 
Yole fleet

Yole fleet

TS Kent has added to its fleet with the purchase of three "Yole" rowing boats. The new additions will be used to enhance training using the most up to date equipment 

 
Annual Presentation of Awards 2011

Annual Presentation of Awards 2011

POC Keiron Hughes recieving his Lord Lt's Award from Lt Col Barry Duffield DL.

More photos to follow in the Gallery shortly

 
National Windsurfing Champion

National Windsurfing Champion

National Sailing Regatta

AC Daniel Snook won the 4.5 M windsurfing National Championship and AC Georgia Allan was part of the team that came third in the Topper class at this years Regatta held over the weekend of the 13th to the 15th October.

 
Expedition Training

Expedition Training

Three cadets braved the elements at the weekend to get some expedition practice in, POC Daniel Bower, AC Troy Carter and AC Kieran Collick went to Doddington near Faversham to have some instruction Saturday afternoon afollowed by a 10.5 km Walk on Sunday. Two of the cadets are working towards there Intermediate Campcraft Proficiency.

 
Continued Success for Piping Team

Continued Success for Piping Team

POC Josh Firth, AC Adam Steele and AC Daniel Snook went to HMS Raleigh over the weekend 6th-8th May and represented Southern Area in the National Drill and Piping Competition. The Piping team from Sheppey Unit worked hard coming away with medals in every elment of the Competition, the team came 2nd overall and POC Firth and AC Steele came 2nd and 3rd respectively as individual pipers. The Team came top of the tables in the best dressed competition taking 1st place. BZ to all that helped continue the teams winning form.   

 
Area Drill & Piping Competition

Area Drill & Piping Competition

A team of cadets from Sheppey travelled to HMS Excellent on Sunday 10th April to take part in the Southern Area Drill and Piping Competition. The colour party lead by POC Kieron Hughes cames 3rd and our piping team continued there run of success coming first overall as a team with POC Joshua Firth and AC Adam Steele taking 1st and 2nd individual piping award respectively. The piping team will go on to represent Southern Area at the National competition over the weekend 7th-8th May.

 

 

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