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.

Harlow Sea Cadets team up to clean up

Harlow Sea Cadets team up to clean up

On 14 April, Harlow Sea Cadets joined The Harlow Council Spring Clean Up and did some serious damage as cadets and volunteers managed to collect over 12 bags of rubbish around the city, negotiating some seriously thick hedge to get the job done. 

PPO (SCC) Kelly Aimable from Harlow said: "we chose to do the litter pick up as it is a great way to show the cadets the impact it has when people drop litter on the floor. It also teaches them responsibility for the environment. We feel it is a great cause to support as it is helping towards future generations an we are proud of the cadets that turned up to help and be involved".

BZ Harlow Sea Cadets for your work in improving your local community!

Ex-Cadet to row for the UK

Ex-Cadet to row for the UK

ive-years-ago, ex-Peterhead cadet Megan was the youngest competitor at Sea Cadets' National Combined Regatta where she effortlessly took gold in the Yole category - now she's aiming to win gold for Team GB!

Reflecting on the competition five-years-ago, Northern Area Officer Peter Adams said: "I saw Megan win gold in the Yole category of the National Combined Regatta at the age of 14.  She was the youngest competitor but she seemed to effortlessly cross the finish line and was well ahead of the competition".

Megan's love of rowing was so strong that she ended up leaving Sea Cadets to focus solely on her rowing, going on to be selected for Scotland and, recently, the Great British team.

Megan's mum, Gillian told us: "As her mum, I’m so grateful for the opportunities Sea Cadets provided. The life lessons Megan learned whilst at Sea Cadets have provided a strong platform that enabled her to succeed both in the classroom and on the water." 

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