Today marked my tenth full year as a uniformed member of staff with the Sea Cadet Corps. I was a cadet myself in my teens. I left around 1988 as life started to give me other priorities. Then, about twelve years ago, I heard that my old unit was having a reunion. I attended and had a great time. The then CO, who had been a cadet with me, asked me if I would consider returning. Sure enough, here I still am. I have had some amazing experiences. I have also (hopefully) provided some young people with some experiences of their own. I have certainly made many life-long friends. Here’s to another ten years. At least!
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community. From currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved. I was therefore honoured to be asked, as First Lieutenant of Worcester Sea Cadets, to attend a ceremony today at Worcester’s Guildhall. Despite restrictions, we listened to a speech from our Deputy Mayor and later the Last Post was played as we saluted the colour.
If you’d like to find out more about Armed Forces Day, and how you can support it, visit this site.
Could you volunteer to help inspire young people? We currently have vacancies for various roles within the Worcester Unit of the Sea Cadet Corps. You don’t any particular experience, as full training is offered. So why not get in touch?