The Sea Cadet, No. 5, Vol. 2, January 1945

EDITORIAL OFFICES, c c THE SEA CADET, ”GRAND BUILDINGS, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON WC2 VOL. 2 NO. 5 JANUARY I 945 THE SEA CADET OFFICIAL ORGAN O F THESE A CADET CORPS PRICE 6 d Published Monthly About Ourselves W e wish you all avery happy New Year. The year 1945 must surely bring us victory, but victory in itself will not bring happiness. That will depend on what everyone of us can put into the winning of the peace. There will be problems, difficulties and disappointments. Some of you will have been on active service some of you will still have a chance of serving with our Fleet in the East against the Japanese some of you will still be too young to take an active part in battle. But all of you must take your part in making this country an even finer and greater land. Words will not be enough. It will take all our energy it will take hard, slogging work it will mean self-sacrifice. Let all of you who have the privilege of wearing the King’s uni­form be in the forefront of this effort. RECORDS AGAIN upTurning faithfully at your job, smartness, putting your heart into your training—all this may not seem so very important to you. But from little things come big things. We were able in the November issue to publish some wonderfully good attendance records, and here,to spur you on. are some more. Windermere unit reports that “out of 282 parades, Cadet L.S. A. Dixon attended 282, Cadet L.S. D. Meredith 280, Cadet A.B. B. McVey 279, and Cadet A.B. M. Woodhouse 276. All parades missed by these cadets have been due to illness. As they have attended camps they are in the anomalous position of having more parades to their credit than the unit has held.” We also have figures from Gateshead unit. Out of a possible 198 parades, R. Goodacre attended 195, and out of 164 W. H. Fulthorpe attended 162. Both these cadets arc now serving in the Royal Navy. Still with the unit, N. Stocker, G. Robson and T. Hutton missed only two parades out of well over a hundred held. We are sorry not to publish the ratings of these cadets, but they were not sent to us. TEN MILES EACH AWAY different kind of attendance record is reported by Prestonpans. This unit, not yet a year old, covers a wide area and some of the cadets travel ten miles each way to attend parades. They have a high standard to maintain, as their unit is named after Sir Andrew Cunningham, whose grandfather was minister of the local parish church. This unit, when we heard from them, had so far been unable to get a boat of its own, but it had two on loan. Records are catching on! Harpenden and District unit send us the record of their Commanding Officer, who has been at every parade since the formation of the Corps in September, 1942. with the exception of one week, when he was away, and even then, they proudly say, he attended to a certain amount of Sea Cadet business! He has attended every civilian committee meeting and all officers’ meetings, and inputs between fifteen and thirty hours each week on Sea Cadet work. All these records show the right sort of keenness. 6 6 Victory at Sea5 9 Exhibition A great many of you were able to upturn at the Dorland Hall Exhibi­tion, one of the finest of its kind ever held. It would be hard to say which of the many exhibits was the most popular with you as we saw you therewith your noses buried in this and that. We saw you firing the 12-pounder gun with the help of the naval gun crew we saw you touch­ing the German magnetic mine, studying the Mulberry port and the Taranto model, the latter con­structed and kindly lent by the Fairey Aviation Co. THE SPEECHES On the opening day Sir Walter Layton, Chairman of the News Chronicle, spoke first. He said that 129 The Sea Cadet Section at the “Victory at Sea ”Exhibition, showing St. Clement Danes’ navigation table
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