Gibraltar Cup

Gibraltar Cup

Six Royal Marines Cadet (RMC) detachments competed against each other at the weekend at the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon to take home the Gibraltar Cup. The weekend saw 48 RMCs complete a tough obstacle course as well as six leadership tasks that tested their navigation, teamwork and communication skills.

This year it came down to the wire, with the winning detatchment taking home the cup by 1 point! Congratulations Caterham!

Well done to Chelmsford for winning the best Team Leader Trophy and a congratulations to Sgt Liam Harrower from Caterham who was presented with the McCarrol Trophy for being the best RMC CFAV for 2018.

Every single cadet was a credit to their Detachment, Unit and Company and should feel justifiably proud of their significant achievements. Hoofing effort!

Full Results:

1st place - Caterham Detachment (331 points)
2nd place - Chelmsford Detachment (330 points)
3rd place - Queensferry Detachment (286 points)
4th place - Preston Detachment (282 points)
5th place - Sheffield Detachment (267 points)
6th place -  Redditch and Bromsgrove Detachment (260 points) 

National Football Tournament

National Football Tournament

Loud cheers, hard work and great sportsmanship were all displayed at this years national football competition.

Deputy Staff Recreation Officer Ray Mitchell said "All of the teams played to the best of their abilities with skill and good sportsmanship. It was great to see our new team of First Sea Lord's Cadets at the event as well. Overall a very successful weekend".

Teams from all over the UK gathered at the Graham Meres Leisure Centre to compete for the national championship. 

This years overall winners were Southern Area and Eastern Area jointly, but a big congratulations to all who competed. 

Click here for full results



Congratulations to this year's national trophy and award winners, announced today.

Flitwick & Ampthill has won the coveted Canada Trophy, which is awarded to the unit considered to have attained the highest standard over the year. Portsmouth has secured the Thomas Gray Memorial Trophy, which is the runner-up to the Canada Trophy and was won last year by Scarborough and, finally, South Sheilds took home the Captain’s Cup.

Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Phil Russell, said: "Overall the standards this year were really high, so choosing a winner was a very difficult task. All of the nominees are doing an excellent job in delivering the Sea Cadets experience, however, a special mention must go to Flitwick & Ampthill who’s cadet focused approach stood out a little further than the rest."

Other awards and trophies include:

Stephenson Trophy: Flitwick & Ampthill, Southwark, South Shields, Barrow in Furness, Portsmouth, and Tewkesbury

McBeath Trophy: Richmond

Captain Roddie Casement Sword: SC/Lt (SCC) James Thompson RNR, London

Next year's Gibraltar Cup contenders were also revealed. They are:

Eastern Area: Sheffield

London Area: Chelmsford

Northern Area: Queensferry

North West Area: Preston

Southern Area: Caterham

South West Area: Redditch & Bromsgrove

You can view the full list of winners here.

NCS Graduation 2018

NCS Graduation 2018

This year, 40 participants of the Sea Cadets National Citizen Service programme attended a graduation ceremony in Bristol to celebrate their success.

The event took place at Engineer’s House, with special guests Vice Lord Lieutenant Dr Timothy Graham, Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Cleo Lake and Captain and Cdr Morton AO SW in attendance.

A Day At The Races

A Day At The Races

Sea Cadets from all over Severn District (SW Area) took part in a day of commemorations which culminated the end of acts of 100 years Remembrance within the County of Gloucestershire on Sunday. Gloucestershire Sea Cadets and staff supported the event commencing with a ‘return from the front’ steam train from Toddington GWSR station arriving at the racecourse platform (CO and 2 cadets from Tewkesbury) joining the larger parade of 40 cadets and staff forming part of the Tri Service contingents parading. Outgoing Lord Lt (Dame Janet Trotter CVO DBE OBE) and incoming Lord Lt (Edward Gillespie OBE) were present commending the smartness and thanking all concerned, organised by Lord Rupert DeMauley culminated with a March past for HRH Princess Royal. WW1 Aircraft display, WW1 re-enactments, the part Horses played in the War all formed the backdrop of the days displays and activities. 20000 visitors looked over the act of remembrance and parade, not least the 4Million viewers on ITV and Channel 4 racing Live on Sunday. We were joined by contingents from The Rifles, Mounted Cavalry, Waterloo Band of the Rifles, The Glosters, ACF, CCF, ATC.

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