Friday, 2 June 2017

LONG EATON SEA CADETS 

Long Eaton Sea Cadets have the wind in their sails ahead of a bumper summer of activities – and they’re looking for more youngsters to get on board with them. The Oakley’s Road unit, which is also known as Training Ship Indomitable, is getting ready for the outdoor season and a bumper calendar of events. Through their excellent relationship with Attenborough Sailing Club there are regular opportunities to practice their skills on water close to home.
There will also be trips sailing around the UK and to take part in water sports at the likes of Gosport, Bristol and Plymouth in addition to the annual camp. It’s not all water-based activities with other opportunities available including rock climbing, social activities and taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
 It’s opportunities that Long Eaton Sea Cadets have been providing for local youngsters since their formation in 1943. They currently have 25 cadets overseen by eight adult volunteers. Commanding Officer Barry Singleton, said: “Heading in to the spring is the perfect time to join the Sea Cadets as we have a full calendar of activities lined up to keep us busy here throughout the summer.
 “We work hard achieving BTEC qualifications but we also enjoy ourselves and the depth of skills and experiences our cadets gain here takes people by surprise. As an adult volunteer here, one of the biggest things for me is seeing the kids develop and blossom. It’s a privilege to see them come out of themselves while learning a host of new skills and making new friends. The response we get from the general public in Long Eaton is also great. They react brilliantly to seeing the cadets out in uniform and we’re proud to be a part of this community.”
Long Eaton Sea Cadets parade at its Oakley’s Road, NG10 1FQ base on Thursday nights between 7pm and 9pm. Junior Sea Cadets are aged between 10 and 12 years with Sea Cadets aged between 12 and 18. For more information on the unit visit www.sea-cadets.org/longeaton or search for their page on Facebook. You can contact the unit on email at long.eatonseacadets@btinternet.om

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