Navy News: "Appeal launched for Royalist's Successor"

drewfester

Lantern Swinger
#2
What they dont say is what they will do with The TS Royalist once they get the replacement.
Never been a sea cadet but in my opinion it would be a good move to save her and put her in Portsmouth as another piece of maritime history.
Would be a shame to think they would scrap or sell her.
 
#3
As someone who benefitted immensely from 4 week long trips on Royalist, and it helped me get where I am today, does anyone know where I can donate something towards this new ship?
 

instinct

Lantern Swinger
#4
Potential_Officer said:
As someone who benefitted immensely from 4 week long trips on Royalist, and it helped me get where I am today, does anyone know where I can donate something towards this new ship?
4 weeks? Christ i was threaders after 2!
 
#5
instinct said:
Potential_Officer said:
As someone who benefitted immensely from 4 week long trips on Royalist, and it helped me get where I am today, does anyone know where I can donate something towards this new ship?
4 weeks? Christ i was threaders after 2!
It was a brilliant laugh! They were 4 individual weeks over about 2 1/2 years, would have gone on it even more if I could!
 
#6
Look out for this event at Gunwharf Quays, the former site of HMS Vernon in Portsmouth:

Sea Cadet Festival 2010
Gunwharf Quays website" said:
May 1st - May 2nd 2010
Gunwharf Quays is supporting the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Cadet movement with an exciting Sea Cadet festival. The spectacular showcase of Sea Cadet skills and activities will take over all the centres event spaces and include band displays, rifle and drill demonstrations, Hornpipe dancing and PT exhibitions and even a mini obstacle course set up by the Marine Cadets. The Gunwharf Quays Marina will feature the training ship, TS Royalist plus powerboat, sailing and paddle sport demonstrations. There will be displays of seamanship, catering, First Aid, marine engineering, adventurous training and much, much more. The activities start from 1100am and are free, with plenty of opportunities for everyone not just to spectate but get involved...
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TS Royalist[/align]

Take a look at TS Royalist's Facebook Group for former crew members here. I understand that the Hunt Class minehunter HMS Hurworth is also due to be alongside as well as the newly restored WWII RAF Air Sea Rescue High Speed Launch HSL 102 and the RN Motor Gun Boat MGB 81.
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HSL 102 and MGB 81 in the Solent in Feb 2010[/align]

Project Vernon, the campaign to erect a monument commemorating the minewarfare and diving heritage of HMS Vernon, will also have a stand at the festival. Its Facebook Group can be found here.

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Artist's impression of Project Vernon statue at Gunwharf Quays[/align]
 

instinct

Lantern Swinger
#8
Potential_Officer said:
instinct said:
Potential_Officer said:
As someone who benefitted immensely from 4 week long trips on Royalist, and it helped me get where I am today, does anyone know where I can donate something towards this new ship?
4 weeks? Christ i was threaders after 2!
It was a brilliant laugh! They were 4 individual weeks over about 2 1/2 years, would have gone on it even more if I could!
Thought you meant all at once!
 

R12_CV

Lantern Swinger
#9
Only tonight we booked 2 of our cadets on this fantastic venture for July. At £240 (sponsorship available) it's a bargain and superb opportunity for kids to team-up, realise their own potential and excel.

I really do hope they replace her with something similar.
 
#11
A sad aftermath to this weekend's 150th Anniversary Sea Cadet Festival at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth:

BBC News: Sea cadet, 14, dies after falling from ship in Solent
BBC News 3 May 2010 said:
A 14-year-old sea cadet has died after falling overboard in the Solent. He was on the training ship, TS Royalist, which was anchored at Stokes Bay south of Gosport. Solent Coastguard received a call from the ship at about 2030 BST on Sunday reporting the incident and the coastguard helicopter was scrambled.

The boy was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth where he later died of his injuries. An investigation is under way.
My deep condolences to the lad's family and friends.
 

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