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Royal Navy honour for top Sea Cadets

Royal Navy honour for top Sea Cadets
24 March 2016
The Royal Navy has appointed six of the best Sea Cadets in the country to represent their organisation at key national events this year.

The Navy Board Cadets, aged 16 to 17, are picked, from each area to represent the Sea Cadets at many different events.  

Their duties include meeting with the head of the Royal Navy (First Sea Lord), and the Navy Board (the Royal Navy’s senior management board), taking part in one of their meetings, to discuss youth issues with Navy Command. 

A ceremony was held at Plymouth where Rear Admiral John Clink presented the cadets with their Navy Board Cadet badges at HM Naval Base, Devonport.  

The presentation was followed by a special day of visits to the warships HMS Bulwark, HMS Northumberland, 1 Assault Group Royal Marines and HMS Raleigh

I was very proud to present this year's Navy Board Cadets with their badges on behalf of the First Sea Lord

Rear Admiral John Clink

RAdm Clink said: "I was very proud to present this year's Navy Board Cadets with their badges on behalf of the First Sea Lord. They personify what is great about the Sea Cadet Corps - pride in being part of the Naval Family, taking advantage of opportunities for adventure and fun and growing into adults who will contribute a great deal to UK society."

These high-profile influential teenagers are hand-picked from thousands to represent the Sea Cadets. The Navy Board Cadets are selected each year from over 14,000 to represent their areas (Northern, Northwest, Eastern, London, Southern and South West). 

The cadets act as advisors to the Navy Board on all matters concerning Sea Cadets and Naval youth. They also have a role as ambassadors for the Sea Cadets and represent them at various ceremonies and events throughout the year. 

Sea Cadets is a national youth charity supporting 14,000 young people across the UK in 400 communities. 

It offers 10 – 18yr olds an inspirational environment combined with the chance to challenge themselves through nautical adventure based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy. This boosts confidence and helps build their sense of identity helping them to flourish as they launch into adulthood.

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