Debate on Sea Cadets funding

Hammy514

Midshipman
The SCC in the public eye is one of a very smart bunch of sailors and marines, this is seen at the launching of (to date) the 3 new type 45's. A SCC Guard of Honour has been in the lime light at all these launches. The guard have been made up from Sea Cadets of Northern Area, and will be for the remainder of the launches. The SCC got this honour from the 2nd Sea Lord, as the "real" Navy let him down for a guard for the Trafalgar Dispatches one year, and the SCC provided an immaculate guard within a week.

BZ the sea cadets!!!!!!!!

P.S. can you tell Im an instructor with them
 

FLAGHOIST

Badgeman


The Sea Cadets do like to be at the fore, and take honour when offered to such things as guards etc at such parades as Trafalgar Day, and other national and local events.

It is not uncommon for the Mayor of a town to have one or two Cadets as the Mayor's Cadets, and may accompany him or her to mayoral events as such duties and car door openers, escorts, etc.

I know my unit would pounce at such events. In fact it was saddening to see the faces of those who did not get a place.

Go to any RNP (Royal Naval Parade, formerly RN Inspection) at a Unit near you and see how the Cadets get stuck in, and do the task put to them. More often than not, better than your average matelot.

This is why Councils, Local Businesses should support their Cadets, whether Sea, Army or Air. Every town has its youth problems, and here are organisations that help in this. Some units having 30 to 60 Cadets, maybe more in some cases. These numbers are off the streets, not just on the two drill nights, but throughout the week, because they enjoy what they do, and why they do it.

Support your local Sea Cadet Unit.

Regards, Chris

 

NotmeChief

Banned
Can't support the ones in Drake any longer, they have dumped them god know where and given their meeting room and drill shed to Drakes brass band.

That's not the marine band, it's the civvy band.
 

FLAGHOIST

Badgeman


It is not unusual for Units of Cadets to be moved out of where they have been to allow another faculty in who maybe able to afford the rent on the premises. It is hard for Units to raise funds, and it is becoming more harder to get rent free or peppercorn rent property.

Over the weekend, I saw the Cadets of my local unit out on the streets standing outside local supermarkets raising money one of the few Flag Days they are allowed. The majority of the public were walking past them.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SEA CADET UNIT


Regards, Chris

 

CdoGunner

Newbie
Having just taken the position of Chair of our local Unit and a little aghast at the funds provided by MoD Navy, I contacted most of the local organisations who may be able to help. The local Chamber of Commerce gave me a spot at their breakfast meeting result one mini bus (second hand 3 years old) and portacabin classroom. Further contacts had Tesco’s sponsor a rebuild of the galley and the local Freemasons donated £2k. Even in these constrained times money is available but you do have to work for it.
 
CdoGunner said:
Having just taken the position of Chair of our local Unit and a little aghast at the funds provided by MoD Navy, I contacted most of the local organisations who may be able to help. The local Chamber of Commerce gave me a spot at their breakfast meeting result one mini bus (second hand 3 years old) and portacabin classroom. Further contacts had Tesco’s sponsor a rebuild of the galley and the local Freemasons donated £2k. Even in these constrained times money is available but you do have to work for it.

Good for you mate, it sounds like your unit are lucky to have someone as yourself in charge.

Welcome to the site :)
 

britbat

Midshipman
Bloody good value for maney you say - feck aye, I say. There are, and have been a number of good people in the Navy because of the introduction they had from the Sea Cadets. Look at me (no don't as i am sitting naked in front of my computer - a bit like monty python really) but anyway, as i was saying, bravo to the SCC and long may it survive with or without RN funding.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
CdoGunner said:
Having just taken the position of Chair of our local Unit and a little aghast at the funds provided by MoD Navy, ..

Again, unlike the ATC & ACF, the SCC deliberately opted out of central funding of their own volition. I'm a huge fan of the SCC & indeed the Sea Scouts as they provide a huge source of well-informed potential recruits.

Sadly however, very few Sea Cadets seem to routinely gain Duke of Edinburgh Awards, be adequately clothed in smart uniforms, or have sufficient funding to subsidise camps away from their home areas.

It would be very simply remedied were it not for the fact they chose to go their own way & perhaps the time has finally come for them to reconsider their autonomous status.
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
britbat said:
...Look at me (no don't as i am sitting naked in front of my computer - a bit like monty python really)...

:wtf:

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I remember we used to raise our own funds with things like flag days and functions. But then we perhaps had an advantage as we were onboard the Belfast. I really think that if the SCC were to come under MOD(N) funding it would just be another pot to be dipped into when needed to the detriment of all cadets.
 
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