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In line with Government's and National Youth Agency's (NYA) guidance, from Thursday 5 November 2020 all face-to-face Sea Cadet activity in England must cease for the duration of the lockdown. Virtual activity can continue and the planning and discussion about the return to face-to face activity after the lockdown may also continue. Volunteers may visit Units only for essential reasons, such as armoury, property and boat checks or to allow access for contractors. 
 
Since there will be no face-to-face Sea Cadets activity, it will unfortunately not be possible for cadets or volunteers to participate in Remembrance Events, however for Remembrance Sunday, people are encouraged to watch the National Service on television, pausing for the two minute silence in their home or on their doorstep in uniform.

Remembrance Day in Thornbury

Thornbury Unit were out on Parade for Remembrance Day with the Colour Party and a Squad of Cadets. The Parade was led by the Air Training Corps Band and Thornbury Unit proudly led the other Cadet forces, Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies in the march past. The salute was taken by the Mayor of Thornbury. 

Trafalgar Day Parade

Thornbury Unit was out on parade in Lydney, Gloucester to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar fought by Admiral Lord Nelson in 1805. The Royal Navy celebrates this famous battle every year and the Sea Cadets join in with parades around the country. 

Onboard TS Royalist

Cadets had the opportunity to get onboard the new TS Royalist, the Sea Cadet's Tall Ship, when she was alongside in Bristol. It was great to see inside the new ship and everyone is looking forward to the opportunity to get onboard and go to sea on one of the offshore courses!

Testing Out the New RS Quest

With the weather forecast looking windy, it was away with the canoes and out onto the water in the new RS Quest, the new addition to the Sea Cadet sailing fleet. The Cadets had a great time learning to sail in the windy conditions and picked up some sailing qualifications along the way!

BCU 2 Star Award Success

Some of the Cadets have been working hard all weekend finishing off their BCU 2 Star Award. To gain the award, Cadets have to master skills in both canoes and kayaks. Its a difficult award to achieve and requires many weeks of hard work to get the skills up to the level required. All Cadets successfully achieved their BCU 2 Star Award!

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