Lower Sixth pupil Thomas Scott (C) has been appointed 1SL Cadet 2021 (First Sea Lord), making him one of the top three Royal Navy cadets in the country. To put this in context, there are approximately 130 sections in the UK, totalling several thousand cadets.
Mr George Greenbury, Head of CCF Royal Navy, said, “This is a very significant title to hold as a cadet is selected not only for their commitment and achievements but also for their ability to represent the views of Sea Cadets at national level.”
Six Cadets are selected nationally to act as ambassadors to raise the profile of Sea Cadets, while gaining 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 2021. 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.