Hello to all.
I am Chief Petty Officer Picknell and I have been selected to be Hove and Adurs Officer in Charge.
For those who do not know me a little background.
I started in Sea Cadets at Newhaven Unit in 1985. I reached the top cadet rank of Petty Officer Cadet, I also achieved my Master Coxswains badge.
I transfered to Hove Unit in 1990 and became a PPO at the age of 18. I took 2 years away from cadets and married Michelle. We have 4 children and 1 grandchild and two on the way.
In 2000 I transfered to Worthing unit and after many years of being a boats officer and training officer I achieved the status of First Lieutenant. I also maintained the unit and helped with stores, training, boating and became an armoury controller.
In 2000 I also achieved Area Staff Officer Meteorology which I handed over in 2013.
I have held a district appointment at central district as well.
I come to Hove and Adur Unit to help to promote our training to try to increase our volunteers to assist the teaching and grow the Unit to become a solid foundation for the cadets future careers.
I hope I can count on your support through the good and sometimes not so good days.