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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. 

Treasurer Honoured

Treasurer Honoured

In the evening of 18th October the South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association held its annual awards evening at the Gateway Centre in Aylesbury, in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bt., the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and many other distinguished Civil, Naval and Military guests. A proud recipient of the Lord Lieutenant's award for meritorious service was Michael Snell MVO, the Treasurer of Milton Keynes Sea Cadets.  Since bringing his son to the unit as a potential new-entry, and leaving as Treasurer designate, Michael has been a tower of strength on the Unit Management team and has transformed the unit's finances to undreamt-of stability.  Michael is also active in several other community roles but is rarely too busy to help out in any unexpected task or opportunity.

Lord Lieutenant's Sea Cadet

Lord Lieutenant's Sea Cadet

Leading Cadet Sian Purewall was installed as Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire's Sea Cadet, the unit’s eighth in succession. Sian has been with us for five years and in that time has gained numerous qualifications, up to instructor level, and is always an enthusiastic volunteer for unit sporting and civic activities.

Through the coming year Sian will attend the Lord Lieutenant during his official engagements, particularly royal visits.

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.

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