After a year spent fundraising Chiswick unit took 11 cadets (plus a lovely lad from Colchester unit) all the way to Belgium to go on a weeks trip on the T.S. John Jerwood.
For many cadets this was their first time actually out at sea but many of them greatly enjoyed the challenges. They had to learn many aspects of life at sea included seamanship, engineering, how to live in close quarters with each other and had daily tasks like galley duty, washing up and making sure they had made their bed!
The trip was not without its ups and downs, mainly the crossing back from France which had many of the crew feeling a bit green, but we soon arrived back to the UK in Ramsgate.
The cadets were a pleasure to be with for the duration of the trip and everyone came home with their offshore seaman level 1. Even more impressive was that two came home with their level 2!
Hopefully this trip has sparked the love for being at sea and we already know a few cadets are planning another trip already.
Well done all