start to 2016 for Burnham and Highbridge Sea Cadets
and Highbridge Sea Cadets have enjoyed a busy and successful start
cadets from the unit have this month taken part in the Somerset
and Dorset District Drill Competition where they earned a well-deserved
many weeks of intense training, dedication and hard work, the
group put on an outstanding performance in the Colour Party category
and were crowned the district winners for both the Best Dressed
Colour Party and the Best Colour Party.
will now go on to represent Burnham and Highbridge and the Somerset
and Dorset District at the South West Area Sea Cadet Completion
would like to extend my thanks to all the Cadets and Staff who
took part in the training and on the day itself with a special
mention to my two Drill Training Staff, PO Cory Hayes and PO Tony
Scott," said Lt (SCC) Scott Fulcher RNR, Officer In Charge
of Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge SCC.
to this amazing achievement, the Sea Cadets Drill Team also took
some time out last weekend to help run a recruitment and fundraising
event at Sanders Garden Centre in Brent Knoll, pictured below,
where they raised £296.10.
was a fantastic result considering how cold and wet it was! My
thanks go to Ben from Sanders and all of the staff who helped
us during the day," added Scott.
was the first time our new Trinity 500 rowing boat has been on
public display. She has been named after the Late Hilary Jones.
Hilary left the unit £2000 in her legacy and it was decided
by the Unit Management Team and Unit Staff to purchase a Trinity
500 rowing boat and to name it in honour of her ten years as the
Chairperson of the unit."
cadets from the unit have also recently taken part in the Freedom
of the Island Parade at Portland.
was a real honour for the cadets as it is very rare for any Sea
Cadet Unit to be granted the Freedom of the Town. My congratulations
go to Portland Sea Cadet Unit - T.S. Penn - for gaining such a
great honour and also for inviting us to take part in the parade,"
next major date for the unit will be Wednesday 2nd March when
an open evening is to be held from 7pm onwards with the aim of
promoting the unit, which is located at Cassis Close in Burnham,
to local businesses, youth organisations, local residents and
do encourage all to come along and see what your local unit currently
does and what it could do for you," said Scott. "Maybe
you feel you could help us in some capacity? You could potentially
become a member of staff, a member of the Unit Management Team,
or even a member of the soon to be formed Parents, Friends and
you feel you can help you unit in any way, from donations of paint,
stationary, funds right the way up to sponsoring events or building
work then please come along to the open evening and see how you
can make a difference for our young people."