After four years of preparation and hard work Bridlington Sea Cadets are celebrating after being designated a fully fledged Training Ship.
The announcement was made by Captain Phil Russell RN who is Captain of the Sea Cadets. He visited the ship’s company to announce that they are now a fully-fledged Training Ship and can now operate under the name TS Pathfinder SCC. (Training Ship Pathfinder Sea Cadet Corps).Bridlington Sea Cadets formed in 2015, and operated as a satellite division of Filey Sea Cadets – known as TS Unseen SCC.
For the past four years the group have worked towards becoming a standalone unit. Bob Taylor, who is the PR Officer the Bridlington Sea Cadet unit, said: “Until now our cadets have shared the stores of Filey and used their bank. From now onwards we are on our own two feet, with our own bank account, stores and area of operations.”
The Captain made the announcement after a formal inspection of the cadets in the presence of the town Mayor, Cllr Liam Dealtry, Mrs Julie Lodge, Vice Commodore of the Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club and Keith Turnbull, Bridlington Lifeboat Operations Manager – all of whom have been instrumental in the development of the Bridlington cadets and the Unit Management team.
Commanding Officer of the Cadets, Lt (SCC) Mikki Jackson, said: “It’s been a long road with a lot of rungs on the ladder to climb in order to get where we are today – but it has been worth it. The cadets have done so much to achieve this and their commitment has paid off. We are all really proud of them.”
Captain Russel also made a presentation of the Queens Warrant for Volunteer officers in a command position to Lt. Jackson.
For further information on Bridlington Sea Cadets : 07521 141930.