A service led by District Chaplain the Revd. Nicky Skipworth RNR enabled the smooth change over of our unit chaplain with the Revd. Lynn Rees taking over the reins from Major Ray Hobbins SA who has given the unit valuable and appreciated guidance over many years. We wish both well.



A visit to Aberystwyth by Lt Commander David Tink RN (Rtd), who was a sea cadet in the early 50s on Aberystwyths’ TS Thunderer, was a golden opportunity for the presentation of a Burgee award to the unit, Officer in Charge LT(SCC) Kelvin Jones RNR commented  ‘Since being formed in 1944 this is the very first time that Aberystwyth Sea Cadets have been awarded a Burgee and it’s fitting reward for all the hard work and commitment by all who are involved, a brilliant team effort’. 



Area Officer Cdr N. Morton RN will be inspecting the unit on Monday 13th June,

This upcoming event will incorporate the units Prize giving and also give parents and guests the opportunity to meet the Staff and view first-hand what is on offer to our cadets and also view the facilities that we now have.

All visitors are requested to be seated by 1910 (7.10pm)




Training Officer PO Edwards with the assistance of PO Palmer, have been putting Cadets and Instructors through their paces at a unit run, 1st Class, First Aid course over the past couple of weekends. A high level of success is anticipated in what is an important life skill. Thanks must go to the local St. Johns branch for managing / overseeing this course.

Sea Cadets Aberystwyth's photo.


On behalf of Aberystwyth Sea Cadets may I once again take this opportunity to pass on some of the cadet comments in relation to their recent sea training week sailing from Jersey to Eastbourne 

Thank you everyone for a great week & to the PO's for looking out for us/me again when I was having a wobbly moment…… When I stood in the shower, after being at sea for 10hours the whole world was moving! It was weird’ Cadet Bethany Baker

 I thoroughly enjoyed myself and loved the experience of having spent 10 hours at sea. I would really like to come back next year. Cadet Holly Watkiss

‘It was an amazing and fun, learning experience’ Cadet Jordan Richards

‘From the day we arrived until the day we left it was filled with jam packed new experiences. Every single one of us learnt loads of new things that will become useful later in life’ Cadet Keris Collins

‘This week has been an amazing experience and the hot chocolate was out of this world’.Cadet Sophie Watkiss

‘It was great experience and I had loads of fun on the journey and I learned so much’Cadet Jake Thomson

‘The staff were really nice and it’s been a great week…brilliantCadet Erin Wilson

‘I have had a really good week and it has been fun and a very good experience. I have learnt a lot of skills, I would love to go again’ Cadet Liam Williams

‘The experience of the entire week is overwhelming I gained a lot of self-confidence and teamwork with my watch and the other cadets’ Cadet Connor Baker 

‘I had an amazing experience on the ship. I was looking forward to it for weeks and it turned out to be everything I hoped it would be’ Cadet Emyr Goodwin

‘An excellent experience and I will be doing it again, again, and again. Thank you very much’ Cadet Elin Thomas

It's been a great experience and I thrived and had an amazing week. All the staff were amazing and helped me to reach my full potential.  Cadet Luke Gibson-Turner

 I would like to add my personal thanks and gratitude to STARBUCKS who sponsored this voyage through their Neighbourly website and our Offshore office for their expertise in making this week a memorable event in the lives of these youngsters.

 Yours sincerely

Kelvin Jones

LT (SCC) RNR Officer Commanding


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