Happy 5 Years commissioning to TS Royalist

Happy 5 Years commissioning to TS Royalist

In 2015, our new flagship TS Royalist was launched amid much excitement, and was officially welcomed to the fleet by The Princess Royal. Since then, it has taken thousands on unforgettable voyages, where young people have learnt seamanship, teamwork and how much they’re capable of.

Inside the latest Sea Cadet magazine you’ll find this special poster illustration to celebrate the occasion.

Download the illustrations here:

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Now, you can also read the latest magazine now on the Sea Cadets’ Portal.

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Lorraine’s 60 mile fundraising journey

Lorraine’s 60 mile fundraising journey

Meet top fundraiser Lorraine! She’s taking on the Nidderdale way, a massive 60 miles in total, in 2 days. That’s the equivalent of 2 marathons in 2 days!

Inspired to help Sea Cadets stay open, she’s raising funds for Sea Cadets’ Emergency Appeal.

In Lorraine’s words:

“I have decided to walk/run the Nidderdale way. It is a 53 mile circular walk through Nidderdale and starts 3.5 miles from where I live so that makes a lovely round 60 miles. It is recommended to allow 3-5 days to walk it so I am going to attempt to do it in 2!

We have been involved with Sea Cadets through our son for the past 3+ years. They are an amazing organisation who offer young people from the age of 10, no matter who they are or what their background, a massive array of opportunities. From sailing and rowing in the summer and on and off short residential courses to the weekly parades and band practices. Sea Cadets learn the importance of discipline and respect whilst having fun and have the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills valuable in adult life as well as gaining leadership skills and independence and making new friends.

Due to Covid-19 the units have lost 6 months of fundraising to keep the units going whilst still providing the cadets with support though virtual meetings, challenges and sailing. All the positions are volunteers who give up so much of their time, energy and knowledge. I wanted to set a challenge for myself to do something to give back to those volunteers and cadets to help raise the lost income to keep the units running.”

Support Lorraine via JustGiving.

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Cadet Kyle's fundraising story

Cadet Kyle's fundraising story

Meet super runners Cadets Kyle and Haider from Shard End Sea Cadets, Birmingham. They’ve smashed a huge 10KM distance today to fundraise for the emergency appeal.

And a big Sea Cadets Happy Birthday to Kyle today!

Kyle is taking donations in support through the emergency appeal unit fund here:

Here's what inspired Kyle's running journey: 

I have been going to Shard End Sea Cadets for the past year, and my friend Haider who is running with me today has been attending there for 6 months. We both also go to Sea Cadets after school. I have really missed Sea Cadets during the lockdown, so I wanted to do something positive and raise some funds so that the unit can keep going.

Sea Cadets has been really influential in my life and I know that it stops other young people from getting into trouble. I have made friends there, it has helped my social skills. Running clears my mind, I didn't do any exercise, apart from walking my dog, before I came back into school four weeks ago.  

I was really inspired by Sir Tom Moore, and I thought I could do something as well to represent the younger generation. Being back at school during lockdown has helped me as the teachers have supported me with this idea, and I'm really grateful that so many staff from my school  have donated  money to this cause. I would also like to give a massive thank you to my training partner Haider, for his nonstop encouragement, even when it was pouring with rain and we still ran! And would like to say thanks to school staff for supporting this adventure.

BZ Kyle and Haider!

A Cadet's open letter to key workers' families

A Cadet's open letter to key workers' families

Leading cadet Apple-Jane from Brentwood has put pen to paper, writing a heartfelt letter to all young people who have parents working as essential workers, encouraging them to be strong and proud of the work their parents are doing. Apple-Jane’s own father is a fire fighter who faces daily danger in his day job. 

Apple-Jane has also been volunteering during the lockdown by supporting the most vulnerable. By offering friendly chats through the Brentwood Covid-19 Mutual Aid group and the Royal Naval Association. 

We’ve been totally blown away by LC’s Apple-Jane’s letter and hope it can help children like her who have a parent as a front line worker.

Special thank you to Peter N Greenhalgh RNR

Special thank you to Peter N Greenhalgh RNR

Head of Meteorology at Sea Cadets retires after 21 years in the role. 

Lt Cdr (SCC) Peter N Greenhalgh RNR has stepped down from being the designated subject matter expert in meteorology for Sea Cadets after 21 years in the role.

Peter’s role was to oversee meteorology within the Corps and to ensure that cadets are given the opportunity to study the subject. His knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject, in addition to his relaxed and approachable manner, made it accessible and fun for cadets, and helped thousands of young people learn and further their knowledge in the topic. In addition to developing cadets, he has also worked tirelessly to train adults in Meteorology, who could then in turn help cadets learn about everything from weather instruments to cloud formations, the shipping forecast, station plots and how to conduct meteorology.

In September 2015 Peter further developed the Sea Cadet offer when six students, all qualified Meteorology Instructors became “METOCs”, successfully completing the new Advanced Meteorology course entitled 'An Introduction to Oceanography'. Students undertook practical work in the Firth of Forth where they carried out water sampling in various locations on the river. Measurements included turbidity, depth of visibility, near-surface salinity, specific gravity and temperature.

The course underpins prior learning by demonstrating the direct links between our weather and the oceans. The course was a resounding success and continues to be delivered.

When “Prof Phogg” Peter, let the meteorology community know he had decided to step down, he was flooded with messages of thanks and warmth – “thank you for everything you’ve done to inspire myself and others in the field of meteorology during your time as HQSO”, and “if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have the experience and enjoyment of meteorology that I do” and “to say that you have changed the way I look at things is an understatement”. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his loyalty and passion in the role.

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