1th June 2022 at 10:30 Hove and Adur Sea Cadets marched/ran as a troop 5.6km across Brighton And Hove, Madeira drive along the seafront to Hove Enterprise centre where the Sea Cadet Unit Boat Station ‘Lizard HUBS’ is situated to commemorate 40 years since the Falklands conflict and to raise money for the Royal Marines Charity. The Organisers were former Royal Marines, Sergeant (SCC) Mathew Callow who is Hove and Adur Units Executive Officer and Sergeant (SCC) Tim Mitchell who is Hove and Adur Units Detachment Commander advised they were really proud of the Sea and Royal Marines Cadets (12years old to 18 years old) who were also joined by Hove and Adur Junior Sea Cadets (10 years old to 12 years old). Between them all they have so far raised over £1100. If anybody wishes to add to their efforts, please tap the link.
Our Vice-Chairperson for the Parents and Supporters Association commented “I think it is really important for the cadets to show support for historical events that our armed forces commemorate, and raise funds for military personnel. It starts conversations, amongst cadets, young people and the public that see them when on these parades or marches, which is important so that our history will be remembered.
I am always proud as a parent to see smartly turned-out cadets, presenting themselves and the unit to the local community.”
Sgt(SCC) Keilthy commented "I have an immense sense of pride being part of the Hove and Adur Sea Cadet Corps, working with local young people who want to open themselves up to new experiences, learn new skills and develop existing ones. Forming new friendships and promoting confidence and leadership that will benefit them at school and in the future.
It was humbling to see so many of our cadets give up their time this weekend to support the Royal Marines Association charity by being part of a 5.6km forced march (fast paced march) as part of the national 40 year Falklands anniversary effort. As a Royal Marines Cadet Instructor and as an ex-servicewoman I couldn’t have been prouder of the great attitude and effort of the cadets, affirming that being a volunteer is by for the most rewarding thing I have ever done."
The Sea Cadet Unit’s Commanding Officer Chief Petty Officer (SCC) Duncan Picknell commented “It was fair weather and this really brought the Unit together with the unpaid volunteers, the strong cadet size and the ever-willing parents supporting everything we do. The cadet march, which in Royal Marines terms is a ‘yomp’, for the Falklands 40 1982 – 2022 commemorate the brave men and women who did the duty they were trained to do to keep the British Falkland Isles British which the Falklands People have always wished for.
“We welcome all adults living in the area to pop in to the unit when we’re open to meet other volunteers and cadets, have a tour of the unit, and have a chat about any roles that suit you. Don’t be put off if you haven’t got any relevant qualifications, all you need is basic knowledge and lots of enthusiasm.
“We need your help to keep inspiring young people through nautical adventure and to keep giving them the best possible head start in life.”
Volunteers are supported by a network of other volunteers and employees. As a new volunteer, you will receive an induction and will be given training and support to make you feel comfortable in your role. Sea Cadets is always there to provide ongoing help and support.