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Presentation Evening!

Friday 22nd March is our awards evening! Parents, carers, and family are invited to join us for an evening of celebration for the cadets, and our unit. Awards will be given or a variety of categories, as well as brief performances from our Junior and Senior cadets, and of course tea and coffee.

We hope to see you there!

Ship's Cat Visits TS Royalist!

Ship's Cat Visits TS Royalist!

The ship's cat used to be a common feature on many trading, exploration, and naval ships dating to ancient times. Cats were carried on ships for many reasons, most importantly to control rodents and in addition, offer companionship and a sense of home to sailors away from home.

Nowadays the ship's cat is a thing of the past... or maybe not? 

A 'cat' that once belonged to HMS Elizabeth, but has now come ashore to explore other ships visited Sea Cadet's TS Royalist! 

The cat jumped on board for two days to watch our cadets unfurl the sails, manually pull sea boats up - plus so much more! Ship's Cat even joined for dinner... although there wasn't much food there for a cat! 

Ship's Cat said, "What a ship! And what an enthusiastic bunch of young people, working together to improve themselves while having fun along the way. The future is bright!"

To see the Ship's Cat's full experience on Royalist click here.

Mountbatten Festival of Music

Mountbatten Festival of Music

The Mountbatten Festival of Music features the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, performing over two nights at the Royal Albert Hall. These concerts display the outstanding versatility of the world’s finest military musicians in a spectacular venue. The Festival sees the Royal Marines showcase their incredible musicianship and pageantry and features a wide range of musical styles, including music from the big screen and superb solo items, as well as the traditional marches and overtures that have proved such a hit with audiences over the years. This year, Captain General Royal Marines Prince Harry was among those who attended.

Proceeds go to The Royal Marines Charity and CLIC Sargent.

First Sea Lord Cadets host VIPs at the event and help the event organisers with various other duties such as programme selling.

Cadets take part in rowing competition

Cadets take part in rowing competition

The National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships took place at the Copper Box Arena in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London on Friday. The SCC was represented by over 40 Sea and Royal Marines Cadets from London, Southern and Eastern Areas with cadets travelling from Scarborough, Salisbury, Medway, Walton on the Naze, Newham, Southend, Rickmansworth, Newham, Chiswick, Kingston, Beckenham and Chislehurst and Sidcup to take part, along with their team managers, supporters and drivers. This year we had a group of cadets from the recently formed Medway Victory Unit - TS Temeraire which is a CEP Unit in Kent.

NJIRC is a hugely popular event with over 2000 rowers taking part from schools, rowing clubs and other organisations across the country.

Commander James Nisbet Area Officer London came to give his support with the London Area Training Manager Cliff Lewis. Also, at the event was Olympic Medal Winning Rower Lt Cdr Pete Reed OBE RN who took pride in showing his winning medals to the cadets.

Although there were no SCC medal winners on the day in either the single or relay races all of the cadets gave their all and behaved impeccably throughout racing against some top-flight rowers.

Huge BZ to all of the cadets that took part and thank you to all of the adult volunteers who gave up their time to facilitate their cadets taking part.

Cheer On Our Runners

Cheer On Our Runners

It's our first challenge event of the year!

We have nine amazing runners taking on the London Landmarks Half Marathon to raise money for Sea Cadets on Sunday 24 March.

To support these incredible runners we’re looking for enthusiastic cheerers to join us and help them all cross the finish line.

Join us for a day that celebrates the history of our capital, with dance performances, bands and history tours along the route - all while cheering on our runners!

Timings

From 8.30am - Cheerers begin arriving at the Sea Cadets meeting and cheer point on Trafalgar Square
From 9.30am - The half marathon starts! We will be cheering on the runners from our cheer point on the Square
From 11.00am - Cheerers move to the Sea Cadets photo cheer point on Whitehall to see our runners cross the finish line
Between 11.30am - 13.30pm - Runners begin finishing the half marathon and will join us at the Sea Cadets finishing point on The Mall

Meeting and Cheer Points

To celebrate London’s ‘Grand, Quirky and Hidden’ history, we’ll have our very own Sea Cadet point on Trafalgar Square commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar, where we'll meet our runners before they start and cheer them on along the route.

We will also have our Sea Cadets photo cheer point along Whitehall from 11.00am, so we’ll see our runners heading towards the finish line!

Once our runners have finished you can join us to congratulate them on completing their half marathon, at the Sea Cadets finishing point on The Mall.

Take a look at the map below to see where all our meeting and cheer points will be for the day!

Get involved here and join us whenever you can on the day. If you have any questions, please get in touch with Becky at getinvolved@ms-sc.org

The Peregrine Trophy is back!

The Peregrine Trophy is back!

Taken an impressive picture recently?
 
The Peregrine Trophy competition is back and we’re looking for pictures from cadets that represent the Sea Cadets experience in a unique way.
 
It can be anything from an arty shot of your uniform to an epic snap of you sailing an RS Zest. Get creative and send in your best pictures, or if you have some still on your phone from after 21 April 2018 send them in!
 
- You must be 13-17 years old
- You must have taken the image between 21 April 2018 and 19 April
 
The winner receives a free offshore voyage and a Go Pro so email your entries to SCmag@ms-sc.org with your name, rank and age.
 
Be quick, competition closes 19 April 2019.
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