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Funding granted for MEP Programme

Funding granted for MEP Programme

Exciting news! Our 'Marine Engineering Pathway' programme, which visits schools across the country to excite the next generation of maritime engineers, has received a generous donation of over £180,000 from the Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB). This not only shows their clear commitment to support young people’s development but also shows they have a good eye on the future of the maritime sector. Thank you!

Find out more about the MEP programme and how it supports young poeple click the link here.

Image of HRH The Earl Of Wessex speaking with sea cadets

Live A Legacy 100 year celebration 2022

101 sea cadets & volunteers lined the street at the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich in support of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh & the DofE International Award, for supporting & championing the potential of young people.

With thanks to their special guest HRH The Earl Of Wessex, who took the time to speak with all the cadets and volunteers involved.

National Drill and Piping

National Drill and Piping Competition 2022

Everyone had a great time at the National Drill and Piping Competition which took place on 23 and 24 April at HMS Raleigh.

It was brilliant for our Sea Cadets family to be back together again. This fantastic event is the culmination of months’ worth of practising to perform a routine with hundreds of drill movements to music from memory.

Thank you to all volunteers for the hours of hard work before, during, and after the event, it is very much appreciated. The cadets showed the highest values of commitment and teamwork throughout the event, so should be proud of their achievements!

In attendance was CEO Martin Coles, the Former First Sea Lord and MSSC President Admiral Sir Philip Jones, Captain Sea Cadets, and the Commander of HMS Raleigh. We all spent time talking to the cadets and having tours of Torpoint Sea Cadets’ new unit building.

Naval Club Donation to Sea Cadets

Naval Club Donation to Sea Cadets

We are extremely grateful for the generous donation from the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers’ Association (RNVR).

This means more boating opportunities for sea cadets, including a new boating hub in Wallasey and four RS21 keel boats for the national fleet. It also funds 132 RS Zests, 120 kayaks, micro adventure grants to increase boating opportunities for cadets, and a twin screw displacement vessel on the River Thames for training cadets and seafarers.

We plan to name one of our vessels in honour of RNVR and display plaques on the keel boats as a constant reminder of the association’s generosity.

Chairman of the RNVR Officers' Association, Simon Wilson, said: “We are very pleased to make these resources available to Sea Cadets investing in young people’s futures. Playing our part in boosting the confidence, inspiration and opportunities of cadets across the UK also means that our legacy will live on through them.”

Sea Cadets Trafalgar Way Challenge

Trafalgar Way Challenge

This year Sea Cadets have been invited to take part in The Trafalgar Way Challenge, representing the famous 271-mile journey from history. It all began in 1805 with the messenger who returned to England from the Battle of Trafalgar bearing epic news of both victory and tragedy. Over 200 years later, the adventure continues with you, as you follow the overland journey from Falmouth to London, stage by stage. Could you walk, run or wheel 271 miles in less than a year, and follow in the wheel tracks of history?

No matter your level of fitness, you can get involved in this year-long challenge! 

Entries cost £29.99 and include a special medal and t-shirt which will be sent after completing the challenge. If you don’t want the T-shirt you can opt to plant a tree at the checkout instead. Every entry to the challenge includes a donation, split between The 1805 Club to support the continued legacy of The Trafalgar Way, and Sea Cadets. There is NO obligation to undertake further fundraising but if you need the extra motivation or want to support our cause we’ve set up a GivenGain page which is linked here:

Check out the Trafalgar Way GivenGain page.

Plus – every entry helps to support Sea Cadets! 

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