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Two New Staff Appointments at Bradford Unit

Two New Staff Appointments at Bradford Unit

We are pleased to announce two new staff appointments at Bradford.  CPO Jayne Rolls is now our First Lieutenant and PO Tariq Mahmood our Training Officer - congratulations to them both and we wish them every success in their new positions.


CPO Jayne Rolls has been a member of Bradford Unit since March 2006 and has progressed from CI to Uniformed Instructor reaching her current rate of Chief Petty Oficer.

PO Tariq Mahmood was a cadet at Bradford from 1982 to 1986.  He then rejoined as an adult volunteer in Aug 2009 since then he has progressed to Petty Officer.
Success at CATSEA for Bradford Unit's Marine...

Success at CATSEA for Bradford Unit's Marine...

Bradford Unit's Marine Cadet Detachment joined others last weekend for their annual CATSEA inspection.  Our Marines came out with a Good rating.

Bradford's Detachment Commander, Sgt Toni Murch, gives the following brief explanation of the CATSEA process:-

"The Cadet Annual Training and Safety Assessment (CATSEA) is an annual test that replaced the Staff Officer Royal Marines assessment two years ago . The assessment is very much like the Sea Cadet's RNP. The cadets are in sections of eight and are given a set of NATO orders to extract at company level then the section commander (cpl Mitchell) has to create a model pit and a set of section orders for a patrol . After giving his orders the patrol sets off and at some point will come under fire . The section must react to this under the direction of the section commander who will make a battle appreciation and direct his troops to the next action be it to withdraw or fight through . This part of the test lasts around two hours and looks at reaction to effective fire , teamwork , and skills taught by staff .

Scores are made from Unsatisfactory , Satisfactory , Good and Very Good . This year we achieved a Good score . We know where we can improve and will strive to achieve a Very Good next year . However the result is fantastic for us and all the cadets who were very tired after a full day of training activities did exceptionally well.

I am very proud to be the detachment commander and to see the constant improvements in our cadets . A major chuck up for cpl Mitchell for his hard work throughout the weekend"

A few images from our 2014 Thrapston week

A few images from our 2014 Thrapston week

To see some pictures from this years Thrapston week click on the link below:-

Dinghy Instructor Assessment  Weekend

Dinghy Instructor Assessment Weekend

12th October 2014

Well done to PO Middleton, POC Younis A and POC Younis U for passing their Dinghy Instructors Assessment this weekend at Thraptson

Ordinary Cadet rebecca Taylor is awarded the...

Ordinary Cadet rebecca Taylor is awarded the...

Ordinary Cadet Rebecca Taylor was presented with the Ganges Shield by Commander Charles Bagot-Jewitt at this years RNP.

The Ganges Shield is awarded for the cadet showing consistent high achievement throughout the past year.

For more information about Bradford Sea Cadets please call 01274 305245 or email

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