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Royal Navy Junior Leaders Field Gun competition

Royal Navy Junior Leaders Field Gun competition

Staff, Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets from across the country competed in this year’s Royal Navy Junior Leaders Field Gun competition at HMS Collingwood, Fareham on Friday 6 July

The teams were made up of young people who have either recently joined the armed forces, just begun apprenticeships with the University Technical Colleges, are attending local community colleges, or are part of the Military Cadet Forces.

With no previous field gun experience, teams competed to build and transport a field gun along specialised marked tracks, measuring 85 metres. Teams only stopped to complete specific actions and all with the aim to run home penalty free with the fastest time.

The Junior Leaders Challenge is the only competition open specifically for new recruits and youths, offering them a chance to work as a team and challenge themselves in a unique setting. 

Lieutenant Commander (SCC) Victoria Marson RNR, who was leading the team, said: “Our cadets and volunteers trained hard during the week leading up to the competition, it was great seeing them coming together as a team.


QinetiQ Powerboat Challenge for Schools

QinetiQ Powerboat Challenge for Schools

The Marine Engineering Cadets from Warsash Sea Cadets were invited along with other local schools and cadet units to take part in the QinetiQ Maritime Schools’ Powerboat Challenge on 29th June.

This is an engineering competition where the aim of the challenge is to construct a radio-controlled model powerboat using the QinetiQ supplied propulsion pack.

The powerboat had to be capable of traversing the race course (requiring good turning ability) and was also judged on engineering intuition, build quality and teamwork.

All teams are required to use the standard propulsion kit supplied. Everything else is up to the team to supply and construct.

"Our team of cadets, ably lead by A/PO (SCC) Alex and CPO (SCC) Tom have worked extremely hard on this project and their design and production ideas were developed from our previous entries. Their convincing win at a tough competition is a well-deserved reward for their effort and I couldn't be more proud." S/Lt (SCC) Adam Travell RNR, Commanding Officer, Warsash Sea Cadets.

Sea Cadets On Board HMS Queen Elizabeth

Sea Cadets On Board HMS Queen Elizabeth

Sea Cadets London Eastern District (Cadets and Staff from Essex) made history as the first group of Sea Cadets to have an official visit on board the Districts affiliated Ship HMS Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday the 11th of July,

The day started with a visit and lunch to HMS Excellence with a briefing of what was about to happen. As the cadets and staff proceeded on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, they

were met by the Liason Officer on board and other staff who acted as escorts.

The Visit was kick-started with a briefing shortly followed by a presentation of a Picture of the ship to the District Officer LtCdr(SCC) Seb Rowland RNR. The District Crest was then presented to the AOO by the Lord Lieutenants Cadets of Essex AC Beth from Walton on the Naze unit.

Following that the cadets and staff had a tour of the Hangar, followed by a tour on board which included firefighting, operations room, medical centre, and the flight deck where pictures were taken

The cadets commented that they had a great day with most saying that it has been one their favourite days as a cadet.  The ships staff were very complimentary of our cadets and are very much looking forward to them coming back on board.

Thanks to the DO , district team and the liaison staff on board HMS Queen Elizabeth for making the visit happen.

Celebrating Pride

Celebrating Pride

Here at Sea Cadets we’ve been celebrating Pride Month and showing our support for the LGBT community. There are many LGBT cadets and volunteers in the Sea Cadet family, and we want to share their stories and show that whoever you are, you are welcome. That’s why, for the first time ever, we’ve got a Pride feature in our upcoming Sea Cadet Magazine, and we’ve produced a Guide to Pride to help our units get on board.

We embrace diversity and encourage our cadets to be themselves, and we believe that all people should be able to do the same. So we’ve raised our flag, and we hope you will do the same,

Sea Cadets attend ceremony at House of Lords

Sea Cadets attend ceremony at House of Lords

Three Sea Cadets attended a distinguished ceremony at the House of Lords as finalists for the annual CVQO Westminster Award.

Larissa, from Chelmsford, Katie from Warsash and Sam from Weymouth all received their ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management from Lord Lingfield at the event.

Sam was also presented with the Pearson BTEC Achievement Award for the best BTEC Level 2 submission.

The cadets were joined by families, friends and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as distinguished representatives from the military, government and world of education.

Captain Sea Cadets Captain Phil Russell, who also attended the event, said: “It’s wonderful to see so many young people embracing the opportunities that Sea Cadets can offer. Sam, Larissa and Katie are great examples of what you can achieve with a good attitude, some hard work and dedication.”

They were joined by families, friends and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as distinguished representatives from the military, government and world of education – all gathered to celebrate their achievements.

The three Sea Cadets will join eight other finalists from other cadet organisations for an expedition to South Africa in July.

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