Drill & Piping Competition 2016

Congratulations to our teams entered in the 2016 District Drill and Piping competitions held in Hitchin!

The cadets achieved the following results:

- 1st place - Piping Team:
(AC Derbyshire, OC Harvey, Cdt 1st Sheikh)

- 1st place - Individual Piping:
(AC Derbyshire)

- 3rd place - Individual Piping:
(OC Harvey)

- 2nd place - Drill Colour Party:
(LC Martin, AC Hunt, AC Beswetherick, OC Loveless H & Cdt 1st Williams)

Thank you also to OC Leigh who was on stand-by as a reserve

Well done to all concerned!

Winners will be invited to the Eastern Area competition in January 2017. Further details will be available in due course.

Remembrance Sunday 2016

Sunday 13th November 2016 was the Remembrance Sunday parade.

The cadets had a fantastic turnout, with over 50 Sea Cadets, Marine Cadets, Juniors and staff in attendance to represent the unit to pay respects. All of the cadets were very smart and a credit to the unit!

2016 Hertfordshire District Seamanship Competition

On Sunday 6th November, the St Albans unit hosted the annual Hertfordshire District Seamanship Competition.

The cadets participated in a range of activities, including Sea Terms, Building a gyn, Heaving the line, Knots, Raft building and others. Each team of 4 cadets were scored on each of the activities to give a combined team score at the end of the day.

There were 3 separate team age classifications. Junior Sea Cadets (age 10 to 12), Sea Cadets (age 12 - 15) and Sea Cadet Seniors (age 16+).

We are pleased to report that while the overall standards from all the cadets were very high and the team scores were very close, the St Albans teams did exceptionally well and managed to scoop the prizes in all 3 categories!

Well done to all of the cadets on their superb achievement!

Successful RNLI Charity Collection

On Saturday 1st October, 13 members of St Albans Sea and Marine Cadets assisted in collecting for the RNLI in the city centre. This was a very successful day, despite the wet weather, resulting in a fantastic collection of almost £500 for the RNLI.

This also contributed to the most successful collection day in St Albans in the history of the RNLI, with the cadets contributing to almost half of all moneys collected during the day.

Well done to all staff and cadets who volunteered on the day for this worthy cause!

Junior Weekend successfully completed!

On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2016, our Junior cadets participated in the Junior Weekend.

This had a range of different activities, including trekking, tunnel exploration, a visit to the Redbournbury Watermill and bakery, working with barges on the canal and much more.


A great time was had by all, led by CI Packham, PO Cunningham and PO Norton.

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