Published: August 17, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea Sea Cadets meet silver medal winning Olympian

A group of Burnham and Highbridge Sea Cadets met one of Britain's Olympic medalists during a visit to Weymouth last weekend.

The youngsters were thrilled to meet Team GB's Olympic Sailing team, including silver medal winner Luke Patience, as pictured, during their visit to the Olympic Sailing facilities in Weymouth and Portland.

The group's Commanding Officer, Lt. Bob Silverthorne, said the thirteen cadets from Burnham and Highbridge had a "terrific time".

"They were ferried out into Weymouth Bay and onto HMS Bulwark and were privileged to meet the whole of the GB Olympic Sailing team."

"The team was understandably still in jubilant mood," added Bob. "This was followed by an invite to a mess party on board with officers and ratings from the ship."

The cadets stayed onboard HMS Bulwark overnight and were treated to various activities over the next two days, including their own opportunity to go boating in the area.

The weekend was sponsored by the Royal Navy and the cadets therefore enjoyed the experience at no cost.

Burnham Sea Cadets' numbers have steadily grown over recent years and newcomers are still being recruited. The group meets on Monday evenings for Senior Cadets (aged 12 – 18) and on Thursdays for both Seniors and Juniors (Juniors aged 10 – 12). Come along or contact

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