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A Day At The Races

A Day At The Races

Sea Cadets from all over Severn District (SW Area) took part in a day of commemorations which culminated the end of acts of 100 years Remembrance within the County of Gloucestershire on Sunday. Gloucestershire Sea Cadets and staff supported the event commencing with a ‘return from the front’ steam train from Toddington GWSR station arriving at the racecourse platform (CO and 2 cadets from Tewkesbury) joining the larger parade of 40 cadets and staff forming part of the Tri Service contingents parading. Outgoing Lord Lt (Dame Janet Trotter CVO DBE OBE) and incoming Lord Lt (Edward Gillespie OBE) were present commending the smartness and thanking all concerned, organised by Lord Rupert DeMauley culminated with a March past for HRH Princess Royal. WW1 Aircraft display, WW1 re-enactments, the part Horses played in the War all formed the backdrop of the days displays and activities. 20000 visitors looked over the act of remembrance and parade, not least the 4Million viewers on ITV and Channel 4 racing Live on Sunday. We were joined by contingents from The Rifles, Mounted Cavalry, Waterloo Band of the Rifles, The Glosters, ACF, CCF, ATC.

Laura Bingham at Thrapston Boat Station

Laura Bingham at Thrapston Boat Station

On October 24, Laura Bingham, an explorer and social media influencer with over 40,000 followers on Instagram, visited Thrapston Boat Station to see how cadets spent their half-term break. Needless to say, she was impressed! From windsurfing to powerboating sailing, the cadets showed Laura their skills on the water and what Sea Cadets is all about.

The cadets were all in different stages of their development, and by the end of the day you could really see the improvement

"Hearing laughter from the cadets, is why we're here," said Neil who is the manager of Thrapston Boat Station. "On days like this, you just can't beat it," added Sam, an Instructor at Thrapston Boat Station. 

Find out more about Laura here, and keep an eye out for her interview in the next edition of The Sea Cadet, hitting doors later this month. 

TRAFALGAR DAY PARADE 2018

TRAFALGAR DAY PARADE 2018

On Sunday 21st October cadets will showcase their rigging, physical training, drill, band and even singing skills during what looks to be a spectacular day in London.

Hundreds of Sea cadets from all over the country will come together to march from Horse Guards Parade to Trafalgar day to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar, a tradition which dates back more than 100 years.

The youngsters will take part in a number of demonstrations and drills, as well as the traditional service and wreath laying to commemorate the occasion.

The event will take place from 11am, with cadets leaving Horse Guards Parade, marching through Admiralty Arch and making their way to Trafalgar Square.

You can follow the event on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and those who are at the event can also use our geofilter on Snapchat.

For media enquiries please contact Kayleigh Lewis, klewis@ms-sc.org, 07798 677 012

Impact Report

Impact Report

On Monday 15th October we launched our first ever Impact Report looking at the real difference Sea Cadets makes to the lives of our young people and volunteers.

The research, compiled by a specialist consultancy called New Philanthropy Capital, highlighted the ways Sea Cadets has a positive impact. The findings included many long-term benefits, such as creating strong friendships, increasing community participation and helping young people to thrive.

The report was launched in the House of Lords with guests including Lords, MPs, sector leaders and a couple of cadets who shared their experiences too.

It is hoped that this report will help us to continue to shape the Sea Cadet Experience and enable us to find ways to reach even more young people in the years to come.

Royal Parks Half-Marathon

Royal Parks Half-Marathon

On Sunday 14 October Sea Cadets had the final challenge event of the year - the Royal Parks Half-Marathon. Supported by our enthusiastic cheer team at the Sea Cadets cheer points en route, our five runners battled through the rain and wind as they all managed to cross the finish line still smiling and with great times!

The team have raised just over £800 for Sea cadets nationally and are still fundraising. You can help support them reach their team target by donating to Rachid and the team at https://www.justgiving.com/Rachid-Choaibi5.

If you want to get involved and run a half-marathon in the capital in March check out our London Landmarks run here.

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