NEWS

JANUARY 19TH 2018

Lincoln cadets success in national competition

Lincoln Royal Marine cadets with the Gibraltar cup they won last year

Lincoln Royal Marine cadets with the Gibraltar cup they won last year

A Lincoln based Royal Marine Cadet unit came second in a national competition that was held in Portsmouth last weekend.

The prestigious Portsmouth Cup is an annual competition that seeks to find the best Royal Marine Cadet unit from the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and the Royal Marine Volunteer Cadet Corps (RMVCC).

The competition involved each cadet team who were aged 13-17 years old presenting a summary of what their unit had achieved in 2017 to a panel of judges made up of Cadet Force officers.

Members of the Lincoln Royal Marine Cadets participating in a teamwork exercise

Members of the Lincoln Royal Marine Cadets participating in a teamwork exercise

Senior adult volunteer Sub Lieutenant Louise Everett, who is Officer Commanding of Training Ship Wrangler which is home to The Lincoln Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets, explained: “Our cadets spoke about the activities they had been involved in over the last year but used the presentation to show how these activities are in keeping with both the commando values and spirit.

“I am incredibly proud of the hard work these cadets have put in. The courage the cadets showed to stand up in front of a group of officers and do a presentation was fantastic. They really lived up to the commando values they were discussing.” 

Last year the unit won the Gibraltar Cup which makes them the best Royal Marine Cadet unit within the Sea Cadet Corps, winning this led to their invitation to enter the Portsmouth Cup.

Anyone interested in joining Lincoln Sea Cadets or Royal Marine Cadets should email Lincolnseacadets@live.co.uk or telephone 01522 530698.

“I am incredibly proud of the hard work these cadets have put in. The courage the cadets showed to stand up in front of a group of officers and do a presentation was fantastic."