South West Area Football Competition

South West Area Football Competition

BZ to Devon District for their performance and sportsmanship on Sunday 26th Jan @ the South West Area Football Competition. 

The Teams representing Devon District this year were from Exmouth, Plymouth Drake and Torbay.

The placements for Devon were:
Junior Girls - 3rd
Junior Boys - 8th
Senior Girls - 5th 
Senior Boys - 5th

Overall placement - 4th

 
Torbay win Standard Party and Piping

Torbay win Standard Party and Piping

A fantastic weekend was had by staff and cadets alike at the Devon District Drill and piping competition (17-19 Jan 2014). A lot of hard work on Saturday's training day, followed by the Drill and Piping competition on Sunday.

We are thrilled to have won the Standard Party and Individual piping events, seeing the cadets move on to the South West Area competition! We also came 2nd in Piping team, joint 4th in best dressed and 7th in unarmed squad.

We are very proud of all our cadets for showing such courage in competitions, which can be quite daunting, especially for the newly enrolled cadets.

BZ to Plymouth Drake on winning Unarmed and Piping team, and Exmouth for Best Squad Commander. Thanks to all the competing teams, staff and judges without who there would be no competition 

Here is a link to our Standard Party routine, let us know what you think:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnXMTTIIbrU

 
Sainsbury's bag packing

Sainsbury's bag packing

WELL DONE to the cadets and staff that attended Sainsbury's @ the Willows for bag packing, on Saturday 7th December. We collected a massive £956.10!

Thank you to the staff and customers for their generosity and support!

 
Football winners!

Football winners!

We are mmensely proud of our Football teams today (1st December 2013), with Senior Boy's team winning 1st place, and the Senior Girl's team taking 2nd place, at the Devon District Football Tournament!

Great work, BZ!!

 
Remembrance parades

Remembrance parades

Thank you and BZ to the staff and cadets who attended today's Remembrance parade in Torquay, and/or Paignton.

Ten cadets in the Band at the head of the Parade, Two cadets were Mayoral Escort, Three cadets Standard bearer and escort, and twelve New Entries and Juniors ... what a great turn out!!

 
HMS Defender visit

HMS Defender visit

We were invited to visit HMS Defender last weekend, 5th October.

A huge thank you to the crew for showing us around, and giving the cadets something to talk about for years to come!

 
Morrison's Bag Packing

Morrison's Bag Packing

WELL DONE to the 6 cadets that attended Morrison's for bag packing on 28th August, you made £361.45!

Thank you to the staff and customers for their continued support!

 
Juniors in BBC Audience

Juniors in BBC Audience

On Saturday 29th June 5 lucky Junior Sea Cadets were chosen as part of the audience for the live CBBC show "WILD", which was filmed at Parkfield Youth Centre in Paignton.

They had a fun packed and tiring day with the cast and crew ... if you didn't see it, you can now on BBCiPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b036nq14/Wild_Urban/

 
Asda Community Life Board

Asda Community Life Board

We are excited to announce that we’ve been chosen for Asda’s Community Life Board in Torquay.

Shoppers will be able to vote for us by putting a green token into our nominated box in store. The more tokens we have the more money will be donated.

Please shop in ASDA and spread the word!

 
Tent donation

Tent donation

We would like to thanks Halfords for helping us with some tents and so making a weekend camp in Wales possible for the cadets.

 
TS Torbay has been selected as one of the 43 countywide finalists in the Cash for Communities awards for Devon.

TS Torbay has been selected as one of the 43 countywide finalists in the Cash for Communities awards for Devon.

TS Torbay has been selected as one of the 43 countywide finalists in the Cash for Communities awards for Devon.

Run in conjunction with Western Power and the local Weekly newspapers throughout the county, the winner will be given an award of £2000 to spend on projects for their group. 2nd and 3rd runner up prizes of £1200 and £800 are also on offer.

Over the next four weeks, (including last week’s edition), tokens will appear in the weekly local papers. All we are asking for please, is that the tokens are cut out and sent on to us, and we will do the rest. At the closing date the tokens will be counted and the group with the most tokens wins the money!!!

If you can ask anyone you know to collect for us as well that would be great!

To avoid large costs on postage may we suggest that the tokens are sent to the unit and sent in bulk after 15th March edition.

Thank you in anticipation.

 
Torbay win Colour Party

Torbay win Colour Party

Well done to our Colour Party, who gained 1st place "Best Colour Party" at the Devon District drill & piping competition.

Also BZ to our piping team - 2nd, and OC Mayne who also gained 2nd spot in the individual piping.

Next stop is the area competition where we face:

Portland 
Sherborne
Shirley
St Austell 
Swansea
Thornbury
Weston Super Mare

 
Fund raising success!

Fund raising success!

Another great day bag packing at ASDA in Torquay where we raised £372.40!

The total for both days (20th and 21st Feb) is £666.00.

WELL DONE to the cadets and staff that attended, and a big thank you to the staff and customers at ASDA :)

 
TS Torbay welcomes the CO of HMS Torbay

TS Torbay welcomes the CO of HMS Torbay

TS Torbay welcomed the CO of HMS Torbay, Commander Johns RN, to the unit on Monday 14th January. 

Commander Johns inspected the ship's company and gave a talk on HMS Torbay before taking a look at activities the cadets are involved in.

We would like to thank Commander Johns for his time from an extremely busy schedule, and very much look forward to meeting again in future!

 
Christmas fundraising success

Christmas fundraising success

Well done to the TS Torbay band, who raised an amazing £608.42 for the two days they played before Christmas at Morrisons in Paignton.

Also well done to LC Veasey, AC Dicken, AC Bunyard, AC Chapman, OC Stevenson, Cdt Bryson, L Jnr Dicken, Jnr Bryson, Jnr Bunyard and PO Bunyard for raising an amazing £1074.63 yesterday, bag packing at Sainsbury's.

A big big thanks to the staff and customers at both Morrison's and Sainsbury's in Paignton and Torquay!

WELL DONE AND THANK YOU

 
Remembrance Parade

Remembrance Parade

TS Torbay paid respects to the fallen at the Civic Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at the war memorial, on Torquay seafront.

The TS Torbay band headed Sunday's parade of Royal British Legion members, police, fire and St Johns Ambulanc
e representatives, and youth organisations, from the Pavillion to the war memorial for the two-minute silence and a laying of wreaths ceremony.

TS Torbay also attended an afternoon service at St Pauls Church, Paignton.

 
Jubilee medals

Jubilee medals

Lt Titley and CPO Machin were presented their Jubilee medals onboard TS John Jerwood on Monday 16 July.

 
6th June 1944 Normandy Landings - we will never forget.

6th June 1944 Normandy Landings - we will never forget.

TS Torbay joined Veterans and serving personnel to commemorate D-Day, at the point of departure @ Beacon Quay, Torquay.

Address by Commodore Jamie Miller CBE

 
Bag Packing - round 3

Bag Packing - round 3

This weekend saw our 3rd bag packing event, this time at Morrisons in Paignton. A big thanks and BZ to the 8 bag packers for Saturday’s fund raiser at Morrisons! We raised a massive £710.97

This means we have raised an amazing £2010 in the last couple of weeks, just from bag packing :)

A great big thank you to Morrison’s shoppers and staff in Paignton for accommodating us and donating so much!

Well done also to Able Cadet Veasey for being the closest “Guess the Amount raised” and winning the £5 prize … stand easy scran is on him!!

 
Bag Packing

Bag Packing

This week saw us at the Paignton and Torquay Sainsbury's stores to raise funds for a minibus.The cadets started packing bags for Sainsbury's customers at 14:00 and finished at 17:30, and boy was it busy!

A big thanks and BZ to the bag packers! We raised £773.63 in Paignton and £525.90 in Torquay, so in two days packing we have raised £1299.53 (so £1300 really) which is a fantastic achievement!!!!!!

A huge thank you to Sainsbury’s shoppers and staff for accommodating us and donating so much! This will help towards a minibus and get the cadets mobile again!

 
RNP Success

RNP Success

Last week saw a hive of activity as the unit prepared for our Royal Navy Parade on Thursday 16 March. The RNP is an inspection for sea (and marine) Cadet units, normally carried out by a Royal Navy officer. 

We still await our score which will see the unit gain a Pennant or a Burgee. The higher scores attain a burgee, so fingers crossed.


The cadets had to demonstrate some of the activities in which they participate, and they did a fantastic job in doing so. They had to run the entire evening from Colours, all the way through the evolutions, and then the Juniors completed with evening colours. The staff are really very proud of the Cadets for stepping up to the mark so well, especially with an audience that included the Mayor of Torbay - Gordon Oliver, Councillor Roger Stringer and Mrs Shelagh Stringer, Unit President Mr Robert Horne, Major Ron Goodwin OBE and Mr Kevin Jeffries from Paignton Branch Royal British Legion, the District Officer Lt Cdr Hall and Deputy District Officer Lt Cdr Brown and the Deputy Area Officer - Commander Smith.

We would like to say "Bravo Zulu" to the Cadets and staff!

Also a big thank you to the VIP's and parents for attending and joining in for the evening.

 
Help us keep Torbay Sea Cadets afloat

Help us keep Torbay Sea Cadets afloat

We have set up a Just Text Giving account for an added avenue of fund raising.

You can now donate using your mobile, just Text TSCC12 £1 / £2 / £5 to 70070 to donate.

 

Thank you :)

 
Torbay SCC gain second place in Devon district Drill Competition

Torbay SCC gain second place in Devon district Drill Competition

Torbay SCC gained second place in both Colour party and Piping in the Devon district Drill Competition, held at HMS Raleigh on the 20th January. This is a magnificent achievement brought about by weeks of hard work from staff and cadets in the run up to the competition. 

Special thanks go to the Riviera Centre, Torquay, for helping us at short notice, with a practice area over the Christmas break in preparation for the competition. This gave us valuable time to practice, helping us to gain the position.

Next year we will be bringing home the trophies!

 
Royal British Legion 90th anniversary

Royal British Legion 90th anniversary

The unit helped to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion.

The Torquay branch put on the 'birthday party' with a service at All Saints Parish Church, Babbcombe, followed by cream teas and music. 

The thanksgiving service was conducted by Father Paul Jones and branch chaplain Father Haydn Jones gave the address. Guest of honour was Rear Admiral Ric Cheadle, the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon and Devon RBL president

 
HMS Bulwark visit

HMS Bulwark visit

The unit cadets enjoyed a taste of the Royal Navy at sea when the amphibious assault ship HMS Bulwark anchored off Torquay. Cadets got to sample life afloat, and get hands-on with the equipment and talk to the crew.

 
New Unit website

New Unit website

Welcome to our new look website. It has been redesigned as part of the Sea Cadets image refresh and we hope you enjoy navigating it. Take a look and round and see what you think!

 

 

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