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CHESTERFIELD UNIT FEATURES ON CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARY

CHESTERFIELD UNIT FEATURES ON CHANNEL 5 DOCUMENTARY

23/03/2017

Chesterfield Sea Cadets featured on Channel 5's The Great British Benefits Handout, in which a couple who have launched a gardening business created a vegetable patch at the unit.

The documentary, which aired last night, follows people as they start up their own small businesses from scratch with the help of a grant given to them by the show's producers.

Adam and Leanne were among those featured on the show, and filmed at Chesterfield Sea Cadets in January, where they created a vegetable garden. 

The patch is now ready to be planted, and the unit hopes when the vegetables are ready they can be sold to parents to raise funds and be used for cook steward training.

Petty Officer (SCC) Gareth Oughton, 1st/Lt at Chesterfield Sea Cadets, said: "This was a fantastic opportunity for the cadets to take part in something different. They thoroughly enjoyed the full day filming and really did themselves proud.  

"The cadets were fully immersive into what was needed from both the crew and the participants of the show. The film crew enjoyed a tour of the unit and were amazed by the amount of courses and opportunities that cadets offer. They even stayed at the unit to enjoy stew with us for dinner."

The episode was shown yesterday, and can be watched again here: https://www.my5.tv/the-great-british-benefits-handout/season-2/episode-6

 
CHANGES TO MARINE SOCIETY'S @SEA APPS

CHANGES TO MARINE SOCIETY'S @SEA APPS

13/03/2017

As part of its belief that seafarers should have access to life-enhancing education wherever they are in the world, Marine Society has made changes to its suite of award-winning apps to make them easier to use and better value for money.

The apps, which include Maths@Sea, Maths@Sea+, English@Sea and Writing@Sea, will now come under one roof – a Learn@Sea application. This new subscription-based service will cost £1.99 per month. The change comes because it was deemed unfair to make seafarers pay for a year’s access to a course that could be completed in a few days. Equally, Marine Society didn’t want to restrict the length of time a student could access a course if they only manage 15 minutes of study at a time.

Marine Society is also spreading the word about its English@Sea app. The promotion focused on Filipino seafarers, as the Philippines currently produces the world’s highest number of crew and is the largest supplier of ratings. The quality of English varies among seafarers and there is a clear need to improve comprehension. More than 2,500 Filipino seafarers have signed up, improving safety at sea. 

 
CADETS PRESENTED WITH OFFSHORE BURSARY AWARDS

CADETS PRESENTED WITH OFFSHORE BURSARY AWARDS

13/03/2017

Offshore bursary awards were given to seven cadets ahead of the Shipwrights Dinner at Fishmongers Hall, London, last week. 

Certificates and money were handed to the seven cadets from London Area when the Livery Court of Shipwrights met before the dinner.

The cadets are: Marine Cadet 1st Class James, Able Cadet Sam, Marine Cadet 1st Class Max and Cadet Corporal Ted from Bexley Unit; Cadet 1st Class Louie from Greenwich Unit; Ordinary Cadet Emma from Sutton Unit; and Cadet 1st Class Ben from Southwark Unit.

Bursaries are crucial to Sea Cadets, offering all young people the chance to be part of the adventure and sail offshore.

The charity believes sailing, being part of a team and pulling together to navigate Britain’s coastal waters is a great way for young people to find new confidence and reach new heights for the best possible head start in life.

 
MILFORD HAVEN SEA CADETS MEET FIVE-TIME OLYMPIC CHAMPION SIR STEVE REDGRAVE

MILFORD HAVEN SEA CADETS MEET FIVE-TIME OLYMPIC CHAMPION SIR STEVE REDGRAVE

10/03/2017

Milford Haven Sea Cadets rubbed shoulders with five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave at the launch of a new company.

The young people met rower Sir Steve at the event in honour of Wave-tricity, a renewable wave energy company on the Haven Waterway that has chosen the unit as its affiliated charity.

The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant (SCC) William Elliott RNR, said: “It was a pleasure and privilege to meet Sir Steve Redgrave and for the cadets to take part in such a launch event.

"The cadets did really enjoy themselves, and they couldn’t believe how tall he was!"

The company is ran and managed by former Royal Navy officers, who wanted to link up with their local Sea Cadets unit.

Cadets stewarded at the launch, and even got to try out the wave technology.

 
LINCOLN ROYAL MARINES CADETS WIN GIBRALTAR CUP

LINCOLN ROYAL MARINES CADETS WIN GIBRALTAR CUP

06/03/2017

Congratulations to Lincoln Royal Marines Detachment, which won this year's Gibraltar Cup! 

The gruelling three-day contest came to an end yesterday, with Lincoln winning by a four-point margin.

The event takes place at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), Lympstone, Devon, and the finalists were assessed on skills such as camouflage and concealment, observation, judging distance, practical leadership and patrol lanes. 

The Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Phil Russell, said: “Gibraltar Cup is the highlight of the Royal Marines Cadets calendar, and it was great to see all the hard months of training pay off.

“Well done to all the detachments, who should be really proud of their efforts, and congratulations to Lincoln, who won what a closely-fought contest."

Chatham finished in sixth place, Queensferry placed fifth, and Plymouth (Drake) came in fourth. Maldon and District was third, while Preston was the runner-up.

 
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