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National Band Success for Hereford Cadet

National Band Success for Hereford Cadet

Congratulations to Cadet First Class Carys who represented South West Area at the National Band Competition held onSaturday 3rd August at the Tower of London playing percussion and bugle.

South West Area achieved a commendable second place in the 'Best all-round bands' category.  The standard was extremely high with South West Area being just pipped at the post by a strong Southern Area.

This was an amazing achievement by the South West Area given that the majority of bank members had only recently started to play their respective instruments and had to travel considerable distances to practice.

To add icing to the cake South West Area also achieved 1st place in the 'best original composition'.

AC Joe accepted at prestigious military college

AC Joe accepted at prestigious military college

AC Joe is 17 years old and currently studying for his A levels in Maths, Physics, Design Engineering and Electronics. He likes sailing, power-boating, rugby and fishing. Joe might sound like one of your friends from school but he’s not. Joe is a Navy student at one of the best Sixth Form Colleges in the UK – Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College.

Prior to receiving his GCSE results Joseph was offered a conditional place at the co-education full boarding college after passing his AIB (Admiralty Interview Board) at HMS Sultan in July.  Following the AIB Joe spent six weeks at the Sea Cadets Training Centre at HMS Caledonia on a trainee instructors’ course where he gained several qualifications including RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Safety Powerboat, VHS Radio and First Aid at Work. 

Many youngsters do not know what kind of career they want in later life, but not Joe. He has known for a long time exactly what he wants to be, and his education is providing him with the precise skill set for him to excel in his chosen career.

Joe is set to become a weapon’s engineer in the Royal Navy and is preparing for it by studying at Welbeck. “I am very proud to have been accepted into Welbeck.  I decided on Welbeck because I wanted to be in the Navy from a young age and it ticked all the boxes: sport, the military and A-levels.   I want to travel around the world, and in the Navy it’s possible,” comments Joe. He has seen a little of the world already with adventurous activities in Austria, yachting holidays in the Mediterranean and a school trip to Iceland are amongst a few that Joe was fortunate to attend.

Joe is planning to become an officer after university and following a year of training at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He is sponsored by the Royal Navy and is determined to join them on completion of his training.

Bronze for Able Cadet Katie

Bronze for Able Cadet Katie

A fantastic result for AC Katie at the National Combined Regatta, which took place at the Excel Centre, London.  With stiff competition from a number of other Sea Cadet units from across the country, AC Katie took Bronze in the Kayak Cross-Stream event.

SCC's Latest Dinghy Instructor

SCC's Latest Dinghy Instructor

Congratulations to AC Joe who has become one of the SCC's latest RYA Dinghy Instructors.

AC Joe has been stationed at SCTC Caledonia in Rosyth since 16th July and has already gained his RYA Safety Powerboat licence and First Aid at Work certificate.

The next phase of his 6-six week course will be to teach and instruct RYA Level 3 Dinghy sailing to Sea Cadet trainees.

Community Award for Junior Cadets

Community Award for Junior Cadets

Twins, Junior Cadet Jessica and Harry have been awarded the Burghill Community Academy Community Award for being excellent ambassadors for the Sea Cadets and selling poppies at school.

The award was presented to the twins during their Year 6 Leavers Assembly, hence Junior Cadet Harry’s polo shirt imprinted with farewell messages from his friends.

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