Sea Cadets takes part in Vitality 10k

Sea Cadets takes part in Vitality 10k

Congratulations to the four amazing runners who made the most of the May bank holiday weekend and ran Vitality 10k on Monday 27 May for Sea Cadets. The team, who included corporate supporters, a volunteer and an employee all completed their runs with fantastic times and great enthusiasm on a warm day in the capital. 

Sea Cadets receive six new boats from Sir Stelios

Sea Cadets receive six new boats from Sir Stelios

Six boats have been donated, all of which will be rotated around the country to deliver keelboat training amongst the 15,000 Sea Cadets across the UK. Guests on the day were invited to experience a taste of the programme which the Sea Cadets youth charity will be able to deliver thanks to the generous support of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

The training made possible through these RS21 keelboats will focus on the delivery of RYA qualifications and league competitions across at least eight boat stations nationally. These boats are expected to provide a minimum of 12 years of service for the benefit of over 1,000 cadets per year.

Sea Cadets charity Chief Executive, Martin Coles said “we are extremely grateful to Sir Stelios for the fantastic opportunity these keelboats will provide our cadets. Many of our young people come from inner city communities or disadvantaged areas and would never have imagined being able to access sail training in such fantastic vessels, maybe even inspiring a future career in the maritime sector. So for many of our cadets, these keelboats mark the beginning of a life that would not otherwise have been available to them.”

Army VS Royal Navy Rugby

Army VS Royal Navy Rugby

On Saturday the 4th of May cadets helped open the Army Vs Royal Navy game by carrying out the White Ensigned flag onto the pitch. 

Senior Events Officer Seb Britton said “It started raining heavily just before the cadets went out on the pitch but this didn’t dampen their spirits, all the cadets did superbly well and put on a great show in front of 80,000 rugby fans. There’s very little time to practice carrying the White Ensign ahead of the game and once you’re on the pitch you can’t hear anything over the noise of the crowd. It’s a nerve-racking experience, especially when the flag is revealed but the cadets managed to pull it off perfectly!"

One parent commented saying "the cadets did so well and made us very proud". 

The overall score was 27-11 to Army 

Cadets represented from the following units:






Hove and Adur

Milton Keynes




The Navy Board meets our cadets

The Navy Board meets our cadets

Last month, our First Sea Lord Cadets were invited to join Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) HQ in London for the day, getting the opportunity to speak to the Admiral and meet members of the Navy Board, the body responsible for the day-to-day running of the Royal Navy.

Before heading to the MoD main building, cadets were treated to a tour of the historic boardroom in the old admiralty buildings, this is where the most important decisions affecting the Navy have been made since 1725 and contains a number of artefacts including a portrait of Admiral Nelson and an ornate carved fireplace.

Once at main building the group received briefings on naval operations, aviation and life as a weapons engineer before a buffet lunch and photographs with the Navy Board. 

Cadets spend the day helping a Royal Navy veteran

Cadets spend the day helping a Royal Navy veteran

Able Cadet Miles and Cadet first Class Fraser, from Brentwood Sea Cadets, spent their free time last month helping a Royal Navy Veteran in need.

Eighty-six-year-old Ted Hill, a former Royal Navy Stoker had initially contacted the unit to see if they would like some books from his library but after PO (SCC) Hayward met with Ted she realised he was in need of some support. She explained to the cadets about the situation and they immediately asked if they could help him.

Ted will shortly be moving over 100 miles away to a new home, and was in need of assistance to clear his extensive library of naval books, which he no longer wanted to keep. The cadets took it upon themselves to arrange what support they could offer and contacted some nearby charity shops. After selecting some of the books for their unit, Miles and Fraser, each logged over 3000 steps clearing the books, which they delivered to Barnardo’s and St Francis’ Hospice in Harold Hill.

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