Sunday, 16 December 2018

Navy commander inspects sea cadets at special ceremony

SEA cadets in Henley lined up for their biennial inspection by a royal naval officer.

SEA cadets in Henley lined up for their biennial inspection by a royal naval officer.

More than 30 youngsters at TS Guardian in Wargrave Road were inspected by Commander Trevor Price, of the Royal Navy.

The event began with the parade in front of parents and guests, including Henley Mayor Julian Brookes, Henley Rotary Club president John Grout and Andrew Adamson, Berkshire district chairman of the sea cadets.

Flags were raised and a prayer was said by the Rev Canon Martyn Griffiths, rector of St Mary&rsquos Church.

Cdr Price, who had travelled from Portsmouth, was introduced to each unit of sea cadets and marines and spent about two minutes talking to each cadet. Later he gave an address. Chief Petty Officer Kelly Searles, who is in charge of the Henley sea cadets, said: “This parade is one of the most important dates in our calendar when the whole unit comes together to help get the unit looking its best.



“The evening is an opportunity for the cadets to showcase their skills and training in front of honoured guests and parents.

“I am immensely proud of what we have achieved and I look forward to the inspecting officer&rsquos comments.”

Henley sea cadets is a voluntary organisation and meets on Monday and Friday evenings.

Cadets spend the summer months rowing and power boating on the River Thames as well as doing land-based activities, including piping, first aid and cookery.



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