Welcome to our blog for 2022.
We are pleased to welcome two cadets who have been chosen, alongside 10 other cadets, as the First Sea Lord Cadets for this year. Cadet Corporal Megan Rowley is a Royal Marine cadet from the Redditch & Bromsgrove Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) Unit and Petty Officer Cadet Meghan Ballard is from the Phoenix Collegiate Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Royal Naval unit.
What is the role of a First Sea Lord Cadet?
A small number of Cadets are selected nationally from all of the naval cadet forces (SCC, Volunteer Cadet Corps (VCC) & CCF RN/RM) to act as ambassadors to raise the profile of Naval Cadets, while gaining a privileged insight into the higher levels of the Royal Navy. Some of the key events that they are invited to attend include: a vesting day on HMS Victory, an introduction to the Navy Board and visit to No.10 Downing Street. They will also be present at formal parades, ship visits, royal occasions, opening ceremonies, presentations, awards and receptions.
The cadets will serve for a 12-month period from January 2022. During this year, First Sea Lord Cadets will also gain exposure to Navy board members, trustees of parent Cadet organisations, organise and build area forums and provide feedback to their respective headquarters. First Sea Lord cadets play a crucial role in shaping the future of the Corps, it’s a chance to have their voices heard, and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
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Investiture for First Sea Lord Cadets
The investiture for all of the First Sea Lord Cadets took place on Friday 11th February on board HMS Victory. In our first blog post written by the cadets, Petty Officer Cadet (POC) Meghan Ballard, from the Phoenix Collegiate Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Royal Naval unit, and Cadet Corporal Megan Rowley, a Royal Marine cadet from Redditch & Bromsgrove Sea Cadet Corps (SCC)…