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HMS Sultan

HMS Sultan

Sea Cadets from across the UK recently participated in an exciting week of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics based activities at the HMS Sultan Sea Cadets Engineering Summer Camp.

24 Cadets aged between 14 and 18 were given hands-on experience of Air and Marine Engineering within the Defence College of Technical Training’s Defence School of Marine Engineering and the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School in support of the ‘2018 Year of Engineering’ cross-government campaign to encourage young people into engineering.

As well as promoting Engineering, the week also offered the Cadets an opportunity to develop an understanding of leadership within the Royal Naval Leadership Academy at HMS Collingwood, and make trips to QinetiQ, the Royal Navy’s research agency, and go onboard HMS Dragon and HMS Westminster.

The Cadets were accommodated throughout the week within the HMS Sultan Royal Naval Cadets Unit. With the Cadets having to ensure that Fort Grange Keep was kept fit for a rounds inspection throughout.

On the Friday morning, before heading home the Cadets ensured that their boots were sparkling as they attended a special passing out parade. Certificates were presented to each Cadet by Commodore Paul Marshall CBE Royal Navy, the Type 26 Programme Director. In addition, Cadet Titania Whitham from Hull-based unit TS Iron Duke was presented with a special prize as the group's top performer.

Titania Whitham said: “I travelled a long way to take part in the week and I’m really glad that I have. The guys in the workshops have been excellent, they’ve welcomed us in even with lots of Navy training going on around us and we’ve done it. There’s a lot more to it than I expected.”



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Abseil raises money for Fishguard Sea Cadets

Abseil raises money for Fishguard Sea Cadets

Cdt 1st Tom and his Mum Melanie took part recently in a sponsored abseil down Pembroke Castle. The event is organized each year by The Overhang in Tenby, which is an indoor climbing wall, but they organize two of these climbs annually for charities to raise funds, whilst the entry fees go to their own nominated charity. Tom and his Mum decided to take part to raise much-needed funds for Kayaking Equipment, raising £250 Melanie did the abseil as per the photographs and Tom collected the sponsorship with his brother and sister. The unit is grateful to them for all their hard work and efforts. "it truly is a selfless thing which they have done, and the unit is extremely grateful for their support. We are also very grateful to the Spar Store in Newport who match funded this sponsorship to the tune of £200 and the Commanding Officer"  Sub Lt Chris Peake who is a volunteer at the unit

Royal Navy Junior Leaders Field Gun competition

Royal Navy Junior Leaders Field Gun competition

Staff, Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets from across the country competed in this year’s Royal Navy Junior Leaders Field Gun competition at HMS Collingwood, Fareham on Friday 6 July

The teams were made up of young people who have either recently joined the armed forces, just begun apprenticeships with the University Technical Colleges, are attending local community colleges, or are part of the Military Cadet Forces.

With no previous field gun experience, teams competed to build and transport a field gun along specialised marked tracks, measuring 85 metres. Teams only stopped to complete specific actions and all with the aim to run home penalty free with the fastest time.

The Junior Leaders Challenge is the only competition open specifically for new recruits and youths, offering them a chance to work as a team and challenge themselves in a unique setting. 

Lieutenant Commander (SCC) Victoria Marson RNR, who was leading the team, said: “Our cadets and volunteers trained hard during the week leading up to the competition, it was great seeing them coming together as a team.


QinetiQ Powerboat Challenge for Schools

QinetiQ Powerboat Challenge for Schools

The Marine Engineering Cadets from Warsash Sea Cadets were invited along with other local schools and cadet units to take part in the QinetiQ Maritime Schools’ Powerboat Challenge on 29th June.

This is an engineering competition where the aim of the challenge is to construct a radio-controlled model powerboat using the QinetiQ supplied propulsion pack.

The powerboat had to be capable of traversing the race course (requiring good turning ability) and was also judged on engineering intuition, build quality and teamwork.

All teams are required to use the standard propulsion kit supplied. Everything else is up to the team to supply and construct.

"Our team of cadets, ably lead by A/PO (SCC) Alex and CPO (SCC) Tom have worked extremely hard on this project and their design and production ideas were developed from our previous entries. Their convincing win at a tough competition is a well-deserved reward for their effort and I couldn't be more proud." S/Lt (SCC) Adam Travell RNR, Commanding Officer, Warsash Sea Cadets.

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