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.



Area Rowing

Area Rowing

In July Hove & Adur Sea Cadets represented Sussex District at the Southern Area Rowing Regattas which were held at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth.

We entered two teams, junior boys and open girls team with both doing very well. The girls placed a respectable fourth and the boys recieved a bronze medal for third place. 

District Sailing Competition

12 June 2018

On Sunday 10th June Hove competed in the District Sailing Competition with MC2 Grout winning the Pico Class. Another win for team King Alfred! 


Boat Handling Competition 2018

Boat Handling Competition 2018

And the good news continues as both our Power and Rowing Boat Handling teams have won District and made it through to the Area competition. A lot of hard work has gone in to this so well done to both team and good luck for Area.

District Rowing Competition 2018

District Rowing Competition 2018

Saturday 2nd June was the District Rowing Competiton and the cadets from TS King Alfred had a cracking day winning both the junior boys race and open girls. They will now go on to represent the District at the Area Competition in July. Our Junior Sea Cadet team tried thier best but were pipped to the post on the second race.

A very good day for Team King Alfred 



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