MP salutes the Sutton Sea Cadets

December 3, 2013 10:41 AM
Local MP Tom Brake declared Sutton Sea Cadets 'shipshape' after paying them a visit at their training spot in Church Path, Wallington.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake had a chance to meet the young cadets and the leaders who work with them to help them develop social skills and a sense of responsibility through re-connecting with maritime heritage.
The Sutton Sea Cadets are part of the UK's largest maritime youth charity and can trace their roots back to 1940 when they were part of the Sea Scouts in Swan Yard, Carshalton. Young sea cadets enjoy action-packed activities such as going to sea, learning to sail and doing adventure training.
Commenting on his meeting with a number of sea cadets Tom said, "It is excellent to see the cadets in action and enjoying the opportunities offered to them by this brilliant organisation. I was particularly impressed with their drumming skills which earned them a trip to Lisbon."
"I'm sure the extra skills young cadets gain will give them a head start in life."
"I would encourage any local young person eager to learn exciting new skills and test their talents to come and join Sutton Sea Cadets."
Commenting on the meeting with Tom, Lieutenant Commander (SCC) David Lewis MBE JP said: "We were so pleased that Tom Brake MP could spare the time to visit Sutton Sea Cadets, and meet some of our young people.
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"His support for local youth is much appreciated."
Sea Cadets are open to anyone aged 10-18. To find out more about the Sea Cadets and their work visit www.sea-cadets.org. Alternatively you can follow their activities and events onwww.facebook.com/seacadetsuk. Tom Brake visited Sutton Sea Cadets. (Christine Hipkiss)

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