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LC Allison - Lord Lieutenant's Cadet 2019

LC Allison - Lord Lieutenant's Cadet 2019

LC Allison has has been selected for 2019/20 as the Lord Lieutenants Cadet.

For the 4th year in succession, Flitwick & Ampthill Sea Cadets are honoured to have a cadet selected to be the Lord Lieutenant Cadet and LC Allison 'takes the reins' from Cdt Sg Pierlot

We hope LC Allison has as fantastic a year as her predecesors


Presentation Canada Trophy - BEST Unit in the UK

Presentation Canada Trophy - BEST Unit in the UK

The BEST Unit in the UK

"We are very proud to be delivering an outstanding cadet experience where we see the leaders of tomorrow building their foundations." - Commanding Officer, Sub Lt Blackstaffe

We had the honour of hosting the following guests at our Official Presentation of the Canada Trophy - Many thanks

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire - Mrs. Helen Nellis.

High Sheriff of Bedfordshire - Mrs. Meryl Dolling.

Commander Core Training Royal Navy & Royal Marines - Brigadier Dave Kassapian RM.

Assistant Naval Adviser & Defence Policy Adviser - Commander Corey Bursey RCN & Mrs. Tamiko Bursey.

Captain Sea Cadets - Captain Philip Russell.

Eastern Area Officer (SCC) - Commander Richard Del La Mare. District Officer (SCC)

Lt Cdr (SCC) Ruth Bell MBE JP DL - Bedfordshire District Officer.

President F & A Sea Cadets - Mrs. Deborah Inskip DL

Commandent Beds & Herts ACF - Colonel Andrew Every VR.

Chairman Bedfordshire Youth United - Mr. Nigel Taylor.

Mayor of Flitwick - Cllr Philip Thompson with Deputy Mayor of Flitwick - Cllr Maureen Williams.

Deputy Mayor of Ampthill - Cllr Mark Smith.

Representative from the Royal British Legion.

All Cadets, Staff, UMT, P&SA and Parents.


Many thanks to the official photographer ©June Essex Photography and to CI Green for the unofficial photography! All of the photographs can be found on our fb page here:-

Official Canada Trophy Photo's

Flitwick & Ampthill Success at Area Drill & Piping

Flitwick & Ampthill Success at Area Drill & Piping

March 2019

Flitwick & Ampthill Sea Cadets have kept up their impressive results at the Eastern Area Drill & Piping Competition this weekend, with EVERY cadet coming away with either a GOLD or SILVER medal.

The Unarmed Guard & Piping Team were WINNERS and going through to the National Competition at  HMS Raleigh in April.

Other results are:

WINNER - Unarmed Guard Commander - POC Potter

RUNNER UP - Individual Piping - Cdt Hooper

RUNNERS UP - Continuity Team


RUNNER UP - RMCD Guard Commander

A remarkable achievement from our new team of pipers following in the footsteps of our previous team who were 3 times winners

Piping Coach Petty Officer Read said "The whole team are immensley proud of their achievement, and rightly so, as am I. 

And our unarmed team have brougt the trophy back to F&A after that last team won in 2016

Unarmed Coach Petty Officer Blackstaffe said "The team worked extremely hard for amy weeks and have made me very proud. I had a tear in my eye when they finished the routine, I was just so pleased that the judges saw what I saw - the winning team"

You can find all of the photos from the day here:-

Area Drill & Piping Photos


Canada Trophy Winners

Canada Trophy Winners


It is with immense pride and pleasure to announce that Flitwick & Ampthill have won the Canada Trophy and are named as the best Sea Cadet unit in the United Kingdom!

My thanks go out to all the Staff, UMT, P&SA, Parents and of course the Cadets for making this possible. This trophy recognises the outstanding teamwork that Team F&A hold.

I am standing as one very proud Commanding Officer. BZ to all!

The Canada Trophy, is awarded to the unit considered to have attained the highest standard over the year Nationally

Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Phil Russell, said: "Overall the standards this year were really high, so choosing a winner was a very difficult task. All of the nominees are doing an excellent job in delivering the Sea Cadets experience, however, a special mention must go to Flitwick & Ampthill who’s cadet focused approach stood out a little further than the rest."



Once again and for the 3rd year running, our Pipers made it to the National Drill & Piping Competition.

Individual Piper - POC Ashton took GOLD in her final competition as a cadet

 and the Team took Silver Medal this year with just 2 points in it (only 4 seconds in piping times)

Another fantastic performance.


Click here for Piping Team Photos 


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