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SHARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS WITH US!

SHARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS WITH US!

Blackburn Sea Cadets are looking for volunteers with practical business experience to help with the management of the unit.

Blackburn Sea Cadets has lots of roles to match your profession, such as helping manage finances and budgets, fundraising for the unit, organising events, writing press releases for local media and building corporate relationships with local businesses.

The unit’s Chairman, Jacob Knowles, said: “We need volunteers to share their professional skills and experience in the Sea Cadet unit to help us thrive in the local community. You can help give the unit direction, identifying what it needs to make it an enjoyable experience for young people.

“We are an independent charity that relies on volunteers in the local community to help make a positive difference to the lives of so many young people in your area.”

Volunteers are supported by a network of other volunteers and employees. As a new volunteer, you will receive an induction and will be given training and support to make you feel comfortable in your role. We are always there to provide ongoing help and support.

Volunteers would be expected to attend a monthly meeting of the UMT currently held on a Saturday morning within the month. To find out how you can join email warren@blackburnscc.co.uk.

BLACKBURN SEA CADETS AWARDED SPORT ENGLAND GRANT!

BLACKBURN SEA CADETS AWARDED SPORT ENGLAND GRANT!

Following a successful grant application, Blackburn Sea Cadets have been awarded a grant to purchase new paddlesport equipment for our cadets waterbourne training. 

The unit are working with Go Kayaking North West to purchase the new equipment which includes; 4no. Master TG Lites, 4no. Dagger GT Max 8.10, 3no. Venture Ranger 14ft canoes, a variety of paddles, spraydecks, cockpit covers, and a variety of clothing and safety equipment. 

We would like to thank Sport England and Go Kayaking North West for enabling us to purchase the required equipment to carry out this waterbourne training!

BLACKBURN SEA CADETS TO TAKE PART IN TRAFALGAR DAY

BLACKBURN SEA CADETS TO TAKE PART IN TRAFALGAR DAY

Five members of the Sea Cadets from Blackburn are to take part in a spectacular show of formal parading from The Mall to Trafalgar Square in London, to mark Trafalgar Day.

Around 500 Sea Cadets from across the UK will take part in the event on Sunday 21st October, with the parade accompanied by an 80-strong marching band. Blackburn unit, TS Mohawk, are sending five cadets from the Sea Cadet and Royal Marine Cadet sections of the unit to take part in the parade. This is the first time any member of Blackburn unit has taken part in the parade and the fourth time Leading Cadet Beaumont has been involved as part of the Physical Training section of the parade.

Trafalgar Day is a chance to showcase skills and talents to dignitaries from the Royal Navy and to London’s spectators and tourists. For more than 100 years, Sea Cadets has marked the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with a parade on the Sunday closest to 21 October. On that date in 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets of Cape Trafalgar in South West Spain, losing his life at the height of his most famous victory.

Blackburn Sea Cadets’ Commanding Officer, Colour Sergeant (SCC) I Hamer, said: “We will only have two days to practise and coordinate moves with the other UK cadets for the very exacting and precise ceremonial display they perform in front of up to 2,000 spectators. To be given this opportunity is a big reflection of the hard work, dedication and passion these young people have invested throughout the year that they can deliver such a show-stopping parade. We are really proud of them.”

Blackburn Unit, TS Mohawk, is part of the national charity Sea Cadets, which gives young people a new perspective. We broaden horizons and create possibilities. Working across the UK with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18, we help them see the world with confidence, gained through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos. Our aim is to help more young people to see the future that they want – and make that future happen.

The unit is open for the following; Junior Cadets aged 10-12 on Thursdays between 6.45pm - 9pm, Sea Cadets aged between 12 to 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6.45pm - 9pm and Royal Marines Cadets aged between 13 to 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6.45pm - 9pm. The unit meets at Somme Barracks TA Centre, Moss Street, Blackburn, BB1 5JT.

Photo caption: Cadets from Blackburn Sea Cadets from left to right: L/Cpl (SCC) McDonald, MC2 (SCC) Greenwood, MC2 (SCC) Glover, MC2 (SCC) Potter and LC (SCC) Beaumont.

We're Boating!

We're Boating!

Cadets at Blackburn Sea Cadets are taking the most of the fantastic weather we are having recently and boating at the local Fishmoor reservoir. On Thursday evenings, during the summer months, the cadets will be partaking in Rowing and Powerboating on the local facilities. 

CATSEA

CATSEA

The Royal Marines Cadets will beattending their annual assessment weekend at Nesscliff Training Grounds, 30th August - 1st September 2013.

Cadet going please make sure you have your T1.

Please also do a kit check to.

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