Sea Cadets welcome VIP visitor and unveil new rowing boat
Burnham and Highbridge Sea Cadets has welcomed the Captain
of the Sea Cadet Corps for the first time in the group's 43 year-history
- and unveiled the name of a new rowing boat.
During his visit, Captain Phil Russell RN met with all of the
cadets and staff whilst observing the lessons the cadets were
undertaking that evening.
He also was given a tour of the facility by the Commanding Officer,
who highlighted some of the current developments that are been
made to improve and enable further training in the near future.
To complete the evening, Captain Russell RN kindly offered to
unveil the name of the Cadets' new Trinity 500, a rowing boat
designed specifically for SCC use and is used nationwide by Sea
Following the sad death of Hilary Rose, the Chairman of the Committee
for Burnham & Highbridge Sea Cadets at the time, the unit
were bequeathed some money in her will.
It was decided with both the committee and staff that this money
should be spent purchasing something that the cadets would directly
benefit from, as Mrs Rose worked tirelessly to raise money for
them whilst in her post as Chairman of the Committee.
As a tribute to all of her hard work, the unit felt it would
only be right that this new Trinity 500 would be named after her.
The Commanding Officer, Lt (SCC) Bob Silverthorne RNR said:
"I am very proud of the cadets and staff who, as always,
did the unit proud during the Captain's visit. Captain Phil Russell
RN was extremely impressed by everything and everyone he saw and
it was a great pleasure for the Captain to see what I see every
"The name unveiling of our new Trinity was a big moment
for the unit as Hilary Rose played such a big part in the unit
and always worked tirelessly to ensure we had what we needed.
Hilary is missed by us all and we feel this is a fitting tribute
To join this fast growing unit, either as a cadet (10-18), staff
or a committee role, please contact the unit on 781028.