Ahead of the 2012 Olympics, Sea Cadets opened a new training centre in Weymouth for cadets across the country to enjoy.
Fifty local cadets aged between 10 and 18 met Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB, as he arrived to cut the official ribbon to open the centre and preview the talents of the Sea Cadet band and Club Swinging team in the brand new sports hall.
This new purpose built residential training centre is open to young people from across the cadet forces (Army Cadet Force, Air Cadets and Combined Cadet Force) and this state-of-the-art building will principally offer sea training.
Sea Cadet and Navy Board Cadet Paul Huggett (18) from Hastings says;
“I remember coming here when I was a young cadet at 13, it was the first training centre I had seen. It is great to be back and see just how amazing the new facilities are and I know that it will give cadets an excellent chance to learn first class sea training skills and have a brilliant time to boot!”
The new centre also offers facilities to the local Weymouth Sea Cadet Unit, TS BOSCAWEN, 1606 Squadron Air Training Corps and the broader cadet community. The new building is funded by Defence Estates, the Royal Navy, MSSC, trusts and foundations and individual Members.$$ Ahead of the 2012 Olympics, Sea Cadets opened a new training centre in Weymouth.