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CADETS ATTEND COMMISSIONING OF HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

CADETS ATTEND COMMISSIONING OF HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

Sea Cadets was honoured to be part of an historic day at the commissioning of HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Her Majesty the Queen yesterday commissioned the UK's new aircraft carrier into the Royal Navy, at a ceremony that cadets and volunteers were invited to.

First Sea Lord cadets from Sea Cadets, CCF (Combined Cadet Force) and VCC (Volunteer Cadet Corps) handed out programmes and assisted VIPs. 

The Queen spoke at Portsmouth Naval Base, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and military chiefs.

In her role as the ship's Lady Sponsor, Her Majesty addressed guests before the ship's Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant. The White Ensign was then raised.

 

SEA CADETS FINALISTS AT CYP NOW AWARDS

SEA CADETS FINALISTS AT CYP NOW AWARDS

Sea Cadets is proud to have been a finalist at the Children and Young People Now Awards in the National Citizen Service category.

The event celebrates best practice in the children's sector, and Sea Cadets was shortlisted for its NCS pilot, which ran last autumn. 

Last night's ceremony took place at the Lancaster London and was hosted by children's TV presenter Anna Williamson, who is also an ambassador for Childline, Mind and The Prince's Trust.

Twenty-three winners received awards at the glitzy event, in what was an evening of celebration. The National Citizen Service Award, sponsored by the NCS Trust, was won by Ingeus: Nottinghamshire NCS Regional Youth Board  congratulations to them, and all the other finalists. 

Sea Cadets is running NCS again this year in London, Southern, North West, Eastern and South West areas. Cadets are currently preparing for Phase Three, which is a social action project.

LIBOR FUNDING FOR SEA CADETS PORTAL

LIBOR FUNDING FOR SEA CADETS PORTAL

Sea Cadets is delighted to announce that a £304,000 LIBOR funding bid for a new cadet portal has been granted.

The announcement was made in today’s Budget, and paves the way for the interactive online gateway, Waypoint, which will allow 14,000 cadets to manage their training progression and personal development digitally.

The project is cadet-led, and aims to inspire competition, camaraderie and participation, consistent with how young people typically connect today. It will be accessible to all 14,000 sea cadets, who will be able to search, interact with the charity, progress their training and select courses and experiences that will build personal skills such as motivation, self-confidence, leadership, communication and team working.

Waypoint will also act as a spring-board to joining Sea Cadets, allowing young people to experience life-changing opportunities, such as offshore voyages and boating, all while earning nationally recognised qualifications. In turn, this improves life skills and physical and mental wellbeing, and helps teenagers to meet new people.

LIBOR funding is awarded to projects that support the UK’s Armed Forces and Emergency Services communities across the UK, and comes from fines collected from banks.

The portal is scheduled to launch in 2019.

SEA CADETS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

SEA CADETS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Sea Cadets launches its new website today (Wednesday 15 November).

Through a different kind of adventure, we launch teenagers for life today. So that they can cope with the world and really enjoy what it brings. Over the past few years, the problems teenagers face have grown and changed. It’s something, as a charity working with young people, we are well aware of. On our new website, you can read first-hand accounts from cadets and parents about the positive impact Sea Cadets is making, as well as how you can support the charity.

This website is designed with you in mind packed full of inspiring stories and useful information to help you do something really powerful and support the incredible work we do. Whether that’s by joining as a cadet to kick-start your confidence, as a volunteer to inspire young people to new heights, or as a parent and potential supporter who can help fund this vital work. We hope it helps you see what a great charity Sea Cadets is for young people today.

LORD MAYOR'S SHOW 2017

LORD MAYOR'S SHOW 2017

London Area Sea Cadets once again took to the capital's streets for the Lord Mayor's Show.

Viewers would have caught a glimpse of cadets and volunteers on the BBC's coverage of the event, which took place on Saturday. 

The Lord Mayor's Show is the world's oldest civic parade. This year's event included more than 7,000 participants on 140 floats, travelling through the historical heart of the City of London in honour of Charles Bowman, the 690th Lord Mayor of London. 

You can watch the show via: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ffqph. Sea Cadets is about 1:10:00 in.

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