SITTINGBOURNE SEA CADET UNIT HAS A NEW COMANDING OFFICER
Sittingbourne Sea Cadet Unit has as new commanding officer. Chief Petty Officer (Scc) Graham Morris took over the Command of the unit on Monday Evening.
Lieutenant Commander (SCC) Mark Gambell has been a temporary CO since September after PO John Yaxley had to step down for family reasons.
CPO Morris has had a long connection with Sittingbourne sea cadets joining the unit as a cadet in 1985. It was during this time he met Mark Gambell who was already a cadet at the unit.
Graham worked his way up the rates during his time as a cadet and when he turned 18 volunteered as an instructor at the unit.
Graham temporarily left the sea cadet corps between 1991 and 2013 during his timeserving in the Royal Navy. He returned as an instructor at Maidstone unit before moving back to Sittingbourne a few years ago.
Graham said “Moving forward my aim is for the unit to grow in numbers and stature within the community while continuing to raise our standards. We will continue to ensure that all cadets have the same opportunity to take part in all activities available to them, also gaining academic and activity qualifications. Most importantly we want the cadets to have fun especially when boating.”