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What We've Been Up To

What We've Been Up To

Although we are unable to parade in person due to Covid-19 our unit has not stopped functioning. We have been running online Parade Nights so our cadets can continue to learn and to complete modules. Our cadets have also been attending the virtual sessions delivered by London Northern District and virtual courses including catering and RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship. Meanwhile, our adult volunteers have been continuing to enhance their knowledge and expertise by attending virtual CPD sessions. 

We are still accepting enquiries from prospective Juniors, Cadets and adult volunteers so please do get in touch if you are interested or would like some more information about the unit! 

Check out our social media profiles to see what we've been up to so far in lockdown and to keep up to date with what will be happening in the future. We are on Facebook and Instagram with the handle @CityofLondonSCC so go give us a like or follow! 

(NB: image is from the National Football Competition in February so before lockdown) 

September 2015

September 2015

The Unit played an active part in the London International Shipping week, with cadets and staff attending the service at Westminster Abbey on the 7th, on the following day cadets and our Treasurer, Chloe Andrews-Jones, attended the Reception at Lancaster House with the Princess Royal in attendance.

A group of five cadets did a three day practice Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition canoeing on the Medway, the following week they completed their qualifying expedition on the Thames.

The month ended sadly, with the funeral of LtCdr Allan Phillips MBE. Alan and his widow Pam devoted a large chunk of their lives to the Sea Cadets, in particular to the City of London Unit. Farewell Allan.

Photo: Amanda, Zak and Dawid on the Thames 

August 2015

August 2015

The started with a bang- literally. On Saturday 1st August Cadets were aboard Belfast for the tercentennial Doggett’s Coat and Badge (a rowing race)- one of Belfast’s guns was fired.

A large group of staff and cadets attended the “Summer Rock” week, organised by the London Area Sea Cadet Adventure Training Team. This comprised a week in Cornwall with activities as diverse as archery, surfing and rock climbing.

The month ended with three cadets passing their qualifying Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expeditions in the New Forest with A to Z Expeditions.

Photo: Amanda at Summer Rock

July 2015

July 2015

The highlight of the month was undoubtedly our Unit Review and Royal Navy Inspection. The Unit received a glowing report.

“The closest Sea Cadet unit to my desk in Lambeth remains one of our best! This is a very pleasing report indeed and reflects, I'm sure, the dedication and abilities of your committee, staff and of course your cadets. The very best of luck to those who are leaving to join maritime employment - come back to us when you can, you are exactly the calibre of adult we need!

I'm delighted to confirm a very well deserved burgee. BZ.”

Capt Philip RUSSELL RN, Captain, Sea Cadets

Photo: Able Cadet Teddy is presented with his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award by Mary Cosgrove, Community Life Champion, ASDA, Isle of Dogs

June 2015

June 2015

The Unit was honoured to be invited to send a small party of non-exam year Cadets to the gala dinner at the 2nd International Cargo Insurance Conference on Monday 8th June in deepest Oxfordshire. Cadets India, Imogen and Zak formed the party and were a credit to themselves and Unit. Our vice chair Graham Smith represented the Trustees. A big thank you is due to Deborah Finch of the International Underwriters Association for looking after the cadets so lavishly and also a big thank you to the generosity of the delegates.

Together with Southwark Unit, cadets and staff had a fascinating visit to the RNLI School in Poole on Saturday, 13th. This was followed by a bit of windy fun on the beach.

During the month nine adult training modules were passed. Also two staff and three cadets achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

 

Photo: RNLI School   

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