Cadets from Hartlepool were delighted yesterday as two of our teams secured first place at the District Rowing Competition.
The competition, which was held at Stockton, saw units from across Teesside District (Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Guisborough and Redcar) compete in a series of rowing races along the River Tees.
Hartlepool unit entered two teams and both secured first place, putting Hartlepool unit first overall in the district.
Both teams will now go on to represent Teesside District at the coming Area Rowing Competition which is due to be held in Scotland.
Congratulations to the Hartlepool Royal Marines Cadets who traveled to Redford Barracks, Scotland on Saturday 1st April to take on other detachments at the Area Drill Competition.
The competition sees detachments from across North East England & Scotland demonstrate precision whilst marching and carrying out drill movements, in the hope they will win the chance to represent Northern Area at the National Drill Competition.
After a fierce competition Hartlepool were successful in securing medals and came home in third place! Congratulations to all involved.
Cadets and adult volunteers from Hartlepool Sea Cadets were out in force on Sunday 13th November 2016 for Hartlepool's Remembrance parade.
The units band led the parade to the cenotaph in the centre of town where a service was held and wreaths were laid. During the service buglers of the unit's band sounded "The Last Post" which began a minutes silence and was observed by everyone present.
Not only were the band on parade, but we also had other cadets and adult volunteers marching in the parade along with members of other cadet forces, the armed forces, veterans, public bodies and other groups/organisations.
The service ended with a march past and then a reception hosted by the navy club.
Today, Sunday 30th October 2016, cadets and adult volunteers from across all 5 units in Teesside District put on an outstanding parade at Middlesbrough's Albert Park to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar.
Teesside District includes Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Guisbrough and Redcar and cadets from all 5 units were represented as well as cadets from Middlesbrough Air Training Corps and Cleveland Army Cadet Force.
Guest of honor at the parade was Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE BSc Hons Eng who led the inspection of the guard. Other guests included Mayors & Mayoress of the boroughs covering Teesside/Cleveland and a representative from Cleveland Police.
Following the service and wreath laying by guests the parade carried out a march past with the Lord Lieutenant taking the salute.
We’re running a competition to win a unique handmade knitted toy to raise funds for the unit.
To enter, pick a number between 1 & 59. If your number is drawn as the bonus ball in the main lotto draw on Saturday 29th October 2016 you'll be the winner.
Each number is priced at £2.00 and you may buy more than one number if you wish.
To check if your number(s) are available and to arrange making payment please either message us on our facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This would make an ideal christmas present and you'll be helping a local charity too!
The draw date above is a target date only. If we have been unable to sell all numbers by Saturday 29th October 2016 the draw date will be pushed back until all numbers have been sold. It will then be held on the next available lotto draw after all numbers have gone. We will communicate this by email to those people who supply an email address.
There are currently 46 numbers remaining at the time of posting.
Congratulations to L/Cpl Simon who has won the Hartlepool Rotary Club's Best Cadet award for 2016 which was announced at last weekends Trafalgar Night Dinner on board HMS Trincomalee.
The winner of this award is voted for by the cadets themselves, who are asked to vote for the cadet who they feel best deserves the award based upon a number of factors including helpfulness, teamwork and leadership.
L/Cpl Simon was presented with a gold plated Boatswains Call by the president of Hartlepool Rotary Club, Mr Alan Lakey. He also wins a weeks voyage on board one of the Sea Cadets' offshore vessels which will see him experience what it is like to live and work on a ship whilst sailing around the UK.
The prizes for this award are fully funded by Hartlepool Rotary Club and have been for a number of years. We thank them again for supporting our young people.
You will have probably seen our constant appeals for support in the M&S Energy Fund which finished on Monday 10th October 2016.
We were one of a number of organisations across the North East who were battling it out for votes in order to win £12,500 to install renewable energy at our unit building.
It was a very close competition and the results of the voting are due to be announced on Monday 31st October 2016.
In addition to voting, those who voted also had the opportunity to make a cash donation towards our project. We are delighted to report that we received around £300 in cash donations and would like to thank the following people for their generosity...
Lt Col Jack Ashman
Thanks also go out to every one of you who voted for us, and especially to those who helped even further by sharing the link with friends and family. We will keep you all updated with the results when they are announced on Monday 31st October 2016.
The unit will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Thursday 6th October 2016 and we hope you’ll be able to join us for this event.
As we’re a charity the AGM is an important event in our calendar each year. We will be discussing our progress over the last few years and looking to the future as we discuss our plans for the unit.
During this event you will also elect trustees to our Unit Management Team – a group of people who will be responsible for the unit over the next 12 months.
If you know of someone who is interested in becoming a charity trustee, nominations for prospective trustees can be made by emailing the unit chairman Leon Usher - email@example.com. All nominations must be received by Monday 3rd October 2016.
Please help to support the unit by coming along to the event which is expected to last for around 1 hour 30 minutes. Refreshments will be provided.
Thanks to a local group of volunteers we now have our unit minibus, which was previously randalised on two occasions, back on the road.
The group, who go by the name of Helping Hands, heard about the condition of the unit minibus following the attacks and decided to step in to get it back up to scratch.
They carried out a number of fundraisers and used the money raised to completely re-spray and brand the outside of the bus. Inside they replaced all seats, painted the floor, and replaced the old tape player with a new CD radio system.
The minibus was officially handed back over to the unit on Thursday 15th September 2016 and we're looking forward to taking it out for a spin in the coming weeks.
There is also a crowd funding element, where you can choose to donate money towards the project in addition to casting a vote.
Voters must be 16 years old or over and, although you can only vote once per organisation, you can vote for more than one organisation. This means if you have already voted for another organisation, that won’t stop you voting for us too.
We'd be extremely grateful if you could help us out by generating support for this. The installation of solar panels will reduce our bills/running costs and allow us to invest that money into equipment and training opportunities for our young people. It will also generate a small income too which will also be pushed back into training & equipment.
We're looking for enthusiastic adult volunteers across some wide ranging roles within the unit. If you're looking for something to occupy some of your free time, why not consider becoming a volunteer with us?
Our volunteer vacancies are listed here. We also anticipate further uniformed vacancies to be announced soon!