All shipshape at relaunched headquarters
Sea Cadets reopen base after flood
CAPTAIN of the Sea Cadet Corps Phil Russell RN made an informal visit to Ruislip Sea Cadet hQ based in Cordingley Road to see the building in action after a long closure.
The base reopened at the beginning of the month following major repairs to the flooring. Some two thirds of the Unit premises were flooded in the exceptionally heavy rain that fell on the evening of June 23.
Since then the cadets had been meeting in church halls in both Ruislip Manor and Ickenham.
Captain Russell also presented the unit with a burgee, which was awarded for its proficiency during the year – indicating that Ruislip Sea Cadets achieved a mark of more than 75%.
The Unit’s ceremonial inspection, known as the Royal Navy Parade, took place just eight days before the flooding.
Officer-in-Charge Ian Harris said: “It’s great to get back to parading at the unit after more than four months away and to have all our cadets back together in one place again.
“It was a real honour to receive this award for proficiency directly from the captain of our corps who, over the course of the evening, spoke to all the cadets and staff individually and participated in a number of our activities.
“Even when presenting the burgee he made a point of involving one of our youngest cadets.”
It’s great to get back to parading... and have all our cadets together
BACk To BASe: Captain of the Sea Cadets Phil Russell RN visited Ruislip Sea Cadet headquarters in Cordingley Road, now open again after major repairs – here he presents a burgee to PO Ian Harris, officer-in-charge of Ruislip Unit and to Junior Cadet Ben Finnis