NEWS

SEPTEMBER 17TH 2018

Chesterfield Sea Cadets celebrate 80th anniversary

Chesterfield Sea Cadets celebrate 80 years Regatta

Chesterfield Sea Cadets celebrate 80 years during a Regatta

Chesterfield Sea Cadets have celebrated the 80th anniversary of the unit’s creation with a boating regatta at Ogston Reservoir this summer.

Cadets demonstrated the skills they have developed during their time at the unit, these included sailing, rowing, raft building and the Royal Marine Cadets organised activities on the shore.

The anniversary cake was cut by John Wilson, the HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, who also had a trip on a power boat.  Over the weekend they were visited by the Mayor of Chesterfield who tried his hand at rowing around the reservoir.

Senior adult volunteer and Commanding Officer, Nik Undy, explained: “I am immensely proud to be a part of this organisation that provides opportunities for young people to develop their life skills in order to become good citizens and have an active involvement within their own communities.

Chesterfield Sea Cadets celebrate 80 years Cake (1)

Anniversary cake 

“I am positive that Chesterfield Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets will continue to provide life-enhancing activities for the young people of the area for many years to come.”

The Training Ship Danae was founded on 28 July 1938 and has been helping young people to develop a wide range of skills ever since.

The cadets also marked the occasion in July by rowing from Tapton Lock to the Stavely Basin on the Chesterfield Canal.

The cadets meet on a weekly basis at Wallis Barracks in Chesterfield and host training sessions on the water.

As well as a Sea Cadet detachment there is also a Royal Marines Cadet detachment based at Training Ship Danae, which was formed 3 July 2018.

The Sea Cadets are a national youth charity that was founded in 1856 and currently works with around 14,000 young people across the UK.

“I am positive that Chesterfield Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets will continue to provide life-enhancing activities for the young people of the area for many years to come.”