8 April 2021


1. Timescales for Receipt Of Entries.    

The Northern Area Photo Competition will open for entries on 8th April 2021 and will close to entries on 2nd May 2021. Entries are to be made by email directly to the ARO at:

2. Eligibility.

Fully enrolled Sea Cadet or SCC CFAV.

3. Subject For Entries.  

This last 12 months have been somewhat different to what was expected for many and to reflect on this, the subject for the competition is ‘My Lockdown’. This is an opportunity for any photo to be entered that you believe reflects your lockdown experience, with the guideline – how do you want to remember your lockdown?

4. Entry Categories.  

Junior Sea Cadet – Aged 9, 10 or 11 on closing date.

Cadets – Aged 12 to 17 on closing date.

CFAV – Aged 18+ on closing date.

On entry, please ensure you detail which category you are entering and provide some detail on how the photo reflects your lockdown.

All entries will be considered for the Royal Navy Photography Competition, however before being entered the ARO will contact the relevant Units.

5. Trophies.

The category winners (which will be decided on by a panel of members of the Area Senior Management team) will each receive a canvas of their photograph which will be presented to them at the Area Conference in November 2021.  

COVID 19 Shutdown

24 January 2021

To all who are involved with Gateshead Unit.

Unfortunately we cannot resume training at our Unit due to us all being in Teir 4.

Keep safe and well and look forward in seeing you sometime soon.

Please keep checking our page for further updates and also on the SCC Portal.

Best Wishes from Lt(SCC) Gray. RNR. CO.

Congratulations  to our amazing Commanding Officer

Congratulations to our amazing Commanding Officer

Tonight the Naval Regional Commander - Commodore Waterhouse ADC RN presented Lt (SCC) Gray RNR - CO of Gateshead Sea Cadets  with the 4th clasp to his Cadet forces medal via Zoom.

The Cadet Forces Medal is awarded to recognise long and efficient service by Commissioned Officers and non commissioned adult instructors of the UK Cadet Forces and Clasps are awarded every 6 additional years.

Thank you to Lt Cdr (SCC) Healy MCGI RNR & WO 1 (SCC) Pascoe RNR for making it happen.

Congratulations Lt Gray!!! Thank you for your Service - DO



Thankyou to everyone from Hebburn and Sunderland  Sea Cadets who came along to St Mary's Heritage Centre today to participate in the Service to remember John William Trotter who served at Trafalgar on the ship Leviathan our Units namesake. 

I would also like to thank all the cadets, staff, committee and parent helpers ( who provided everyone with the most fantastic buffet) from Gateshead Unit and especially Lt Brian Gray who every year organises the event. 

The weather wasn't wonderful but like always we overcame the challenge.

Thank you all from all at T S Leviathan. CO

Raising the roof !

Raising the roof !

As you may know, for a number of years we suffered from leaks in the roof which, despite our best efforts to stop them, they simply moved somewhere else, giving us a constant problem with wet decks and damaged walls and ceilings. It became so bad we needed to take radical action – a complete roof replacement. The obvious problem was the cost. Although we had managed to accumulate some funds for the roof, we gotfantastic funding support from the Sea cadet organisation in our Area. 

We also got support from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme (the one where you pop little green tallies into the box as you leave their stores). We were voted into first place by the Tesco shoppers of Gateshead and received £4,000. Thanks Tesco - and the shoppers of Gateshead!

The result was a lovely new roof and no leaks – if you go to the other side of the river you will see, in very large letters built into the roof tiles, the words SEA CADETS. So everyone staying at the Copthorne Hotel and anyone walking along the riverside knows who we are – a great advert for the Sea Cadets.

David Byrne, Chair Unit Management Committee


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