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Rememberance Weekend

It has been a really busy weekend for the cadets and staff as they collected for the RBL Poppy Appeal in Horsham town centre in what can only be described at WET! however we had good luck on the Sunday with good weather for the parade itself, with 14 cadets and 5 staff we marched through the town , along with our sister services (ACF & ATC) and others to pay our repects to those that have served and fallen for us, we also laid a wreath in Horsham and Billingshurst.. AC Bayes was chosen to read part of the service in Church. 

Cadets Seamanship Training

We have had 3 fantastic results at the recent Multi Activity Cadet Training weekends (MACT) AC Martin, AC Kimber and OC Wardell completed a 2 weekend course in seamanship at intermediate level, the first weekend at Longmoor Army Barracks and the second at HMS BRISTOL in Portsmouth focused on advanced levels of seamanship including splicing. All 3 cadets passed - BZ.


Well done to Cdt Evans and Jnr Burrows who represented the unit at the Surrey District Swimming competition, which was held at Gibraltar Barracks Nr Aldershot. Congratulations to Cdt Evans who was awarded a bronze medal for the C Class boys breaststroke race.

Staff training

There has been a great deal of training going on in the AT department in preparation for the next season, both PO (SCC) Borley and PCI French have been attending courses over the summer at Middle Hill training centre and recently PO Borley has carried out a week long bushcraft course and PCI French a weekend courses in Wales, both came back with new skills that they can pas on.

Change of Command

recently there has been a change of the commanding officer. Lieutenant (SCC) Vicky Milligan RNR who has been in command has stood down in order to study for an MA Higher Education. Whilst leaving the Commanding Officers role she will be staying on at the unit and taking on the key role of Courses and competitions officer, the unit has developed a great deal over the past 3 years and all are very greatful for all that she has done in particular getting cadets away on the offshore flotilla. Lt Milligan has handed command over to Lt Milligan, and its not the first time this pair have done this, back in 2007 after being in command of Camberley unit for 10 years Lt K Milligan handed over to Lt V Milligan.

Lt K Milligan is looking forward to the challenges of commanding a unit again and is no stranger to the unit having commanded it for 10 months before becoming District Officer (Surrey) and being the training officer for the last year.