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SEA CADETS ACHIEVE SIX NOMINATIONS FOR DUKE OF WESTMINSTER AWARD

SEA CADETS ACHIEVE SIX NOMINATIONS FOR DUKE OF WESTMINSTER AWARD

21/02/2017

Six Sea Cadets have made the 30-person shortlist for the Duke of Westminster Award, a scheme which gives CVQO learners the opportunity to win a trip to South Africa. 

The CVQO Duke of Westminster Award is designed to find the best of the CVQO cadets across the UK. When looking through applications the Duke of Westminster Award panel look for 'selfless, determined individuals who always keep their heads up and remain positive through adversity; those who have overcome a personal challenge or gone the distance to help someone.'

It's an outstanding achievement to make the shortlist, well done to:

Cadet Hannah - Birmingham Sherbourne Sea Cadets

Cadet Olivia - T S Steadfast, Kingston and District Sea Cadets

Cadet Jake - Guildford Sea Cadets RMCD

Cadet Pearce - Stafford and Rugeley Sea Cadets (RMCD)

Cadet Tierney - York Sea Cadets

Cadet Heath Hornchurch & Upminster Sea Cadets

These six cadets will go through to a selection event in Somerset, to determine which cadets will win the trip to South Africa. 

 
RAILWAY APPRENTICE HOOKED ON ENGINEERING THANKS TO SEA CADETS

RAILWAY APPRENTICE HOOKED ON ENGINEERING THANKS TO SEA CADETS

16/02/2017

An electrical engineering apprentice at First TransPennine Express was inspired to pursue the career by Sea Cadets.

Nineteen-year-old Caitlin Gent got hooked on engineering during her time in the Corps.

She is featured on today's Daily Mirror Jobs page, where, talking about her time at Sea Cadets, she says: "I realised that doing hands-on things was what I loved. That helped me realise university wasn't for me."

Caitlin is one of three women on the entire fleet, but adds: "The heavy maintenance area can be very dirty and greasy and there's a lot of banter, but I just get on with it."

Sea Cadets offers free marine engineering sessions to schools and colleges. You can find out more here: http://www.sea-cadets.org/Data/Sites/1/media/engineering/sc-marine-engineering-leaflet-v6.pdf 

 
SEAFARERS WEEK 2017 LAUNCH

SEAFARERS WEEK 2017 LAUNCH

14/02/2017

On Thursday 9 February, Marine Society attended the launch party of Seafarers Awareness week. The week, which will be 24–30 June 2017, promotes seafarers work and the maritime industry. Over 90% of imports arrive to the UK via shipping and many people are completely unaware of the maritime sector and the seafarers who work in it. 

Seafarers UK, who promote the week, will also be promoting ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, encouraging port owners and operators to actively promote their essential contribution to the national economy. On Thursday they outlined their plans to trade and press, ensuring members of the sector are geared up for June. 

 
SEA CADET IS ONE OF ONLY TWO SPECIALISTS RECRUITED BY ROYAL NAVY EACH YEAR

SEA CADET IS ONE OF ONLY TWO SPECIALISTS RECRUITED BY ROYAL NAVY EACH YEAR

14/02/2017

Whitley Bay sea cadet Taliarose is getting ready to embark on the start of her Royal Navy career after a successful two-year recruitment process.

The 18-year-old has been chosen to become one of only two hydrographical, meteorological and oceanic specialists recruited by the Royal Navy every year.  After a period of training in Plymouth and Portsmouth, Taliarose could be posted on a ship anywhere in the world.

She said: “I joined Whitley Bay Sea Cadets when I was 11 because I was looking for something different to do. I went along on one of their meeting nights and everyone was so friendly, and I’ve since made friends for life, not just in the North East, but all over the world.

“I particularly enjoyed visiting Croatia on the Sea Cadets International Exchange Programme, sailing to Inverness on Sea Cadets’ flagship TS Royalist, sailing from Spain to Ireland and presenting a wreath to the Duke of Lancaster on behalf of Sea Cadets at Trafalgar Day in London.

“Before I became a sea cadet, I was so quiet and had barely any confidence, but it has helped me grow and develop, and I have extra qualifications, too.”

 
RICHMOND SEA CADET UNIT FEATURED ON CITV'S BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL SCHOOL

RICHMOND SEA CADET UNIT FEATURED ON CITV'S BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL SCHOOL

01/02/2017

Sea Cadets' Richmond Unit was featured on CITV's Bear Grylls Survival School at the weekend.

Cadet 1st Class Jasmine is one of those taking part in the show, and on Saturday's episode the TV cameras flashed back to her out on the water with the unit.

The 12-week series follows ten 12- to 15-year-olds as they learn crucial survival techniques on a challenging expedition.

Jasmine, 13, spoke about Sea Cadets in the latest episode. She said: "The cadets are a really big part of me, because I have been doing it since I was 10.

"When I started I was scared, I didn't know if I would be able to do it, but when I got into it, I was like, this is fun."

Jasmine was also praised in the episode for her caring attitude towards a fellow participant, Callum, with Bear himself calling her a born leader.

 
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