Officer Hammon, Cadet
Petty Officer Preece, Leading Cadet Wagner and Leading
Cadet Kerr. These cadets all have long-standing, good service
records, with all the younger cadets looking up to them. These Senior
Cadets are all looking into entering the Armed Services in the near
T.S. Marlborough Band gets a
Marlborough Volunteer Cadet Band has a new string to its bow in the form
of the Army School of Ceremonial, Drumming Wing.
Contact firstly made with the RSM WO1 Gannaway- Pitts PO (SCC) Pether
arranged for a visit by the team to look over the Corps of Drums.
and Lance Corporal “Mo” Brown are now “getting their feet wet” with the
Sea Cadets at Abingdon The team from Pirbright will be attending Parade
nights every other Tuesday for the foreseeable future to help train
Abingdon’s Corps of Drums.
With only a
few weeks before the Band Contest, the help of the team from the wing
which is much appreciated.
Unit boats come out of winter routine
The unit boats come out of
winter routine looking good thanks to the help of the boats officer PO
Trevor Booker, and the magic roller of Ord Cadet Preece. The boats have
taken on a new look of Shipside grey paint which was donated by Leigh’s
Paints from Portsmouth Dockyard. The boats are now on their way down to
the river Thames. We have a tight Programme start after the Royal Navy
Inspection at the end of May. The unit is looking to recruit a Canoeing
instructor to help we the only tip of boat not covered at this time.
The unit is
hoping to hold some summer holiday boating days during the summer school
Unit main mast takes a new look
With the unit,
mast being up since the unit was formed some ten years ago and it
starting to show it age and a little bit damages has start to make it
The unit staff
put to work to replace it with a new one Having found the right materiel
to made the mast out off and some weeks of hard work welding and
painting but at long last it up and look great.
still some jobs to complete on the mast, this are planed after Royal
Navy Inspection at the end of May.
Award of Pennant for year 2004
The unit warmly
welcome Families and friends on Tuesday 10 May 2005 for the units
Pennant Award Parade for the award of our Pennant for 2004.
It was with great
pleasure that the New Mayor of Abingdon on her first engagement was able
to attend this event we also welcome Lieutenant Commander D Login (SCC)
RNR who will present the Pennant to the Unit.
This Sea Cadet
Unit reformed, some 10 years ago by the present Commanding Officer,
Lieutenant P Pether (SCC) RNR. The Unit has always strived to achieve
the high standard required for the award of a Pennant but have always
missed out in some way or another.
Last year (2004)
our performance throughout the year in attending courses and District /
Area level competitions in conjunction with our Annual Royal Navy
Inspection, has shown that we are a Unit that stands out from other
Units in the area. This award recognises the hard work put in by our
Cadets, and Staff the confidence they have shown and what they have
achieved for the Unit.
All Abingdon Sea
Cadets can justifiably feel very proud of themselves.
All of the staff
and cadets at Abingdon Sea Cadets (T.S. Marlborough) wish to take this
opportunity to thank the Committee for the support that they have given
use and the Families for there support over the last year, without which
the Unit would not have achieved this award.
The next level of
achievement is the Burgee; to achieve this level of award we have to
gain three Pennants in consecutive years. We hope that we can continue
to rely on your continuing support to reach our goal of becoming a
Burgee Unit in future years.
Officer, Staff and Cadets if T.S. Marlborough