The Sea Cadet, No. 12, Vol. 2, August 1945

EDITORIAL OFFICES, cc THE SEA CADET,” GRAND BUILDINGS, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, WC2 VOL. 2 NO. I 2 AUGUST 1945 THE SEA CADET OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE SEA CADET CORPS About Ourselves PRICE 6 d Published Monthly T h isis the last issue of the second volume of The Sea Cadet .Next month we shall be celebrating our second birthday. We have had many encouraging letters from our readers, most of which we are too shy to print! We publish one to-day, however, from an ex-Sea Cadet of the Littlehampton unit,as, besides being extraordinarily interest­ing, it does show how The Sea Cadet can, and should, play its part in keeping Sea Cadets in touch with one another. “Dear Sir ,—Being on the list of ‘Those Now Serving ’of the Littlehampton unit, they regularly forward theme monthly copies of your magazine, and 1 would like now to express my gratitude to you and them for such a welcome and interesting contribution to the not always plentiful mail.“ 1 write with the support of Sub-Lieut. Lancashire, late of the Harrow unit, and we both feel that The Sea Cadet often brings al­most personal contact from home. “Just before I left England there was an article on the T.R.N.V.R. which gave me a small insight to what went on in Trini­dad, and then in April’s issueR. V.B. Blackman's ‘Shark Hunting in the Navy ’was of special interest.“ A few days before, one of our number caught a large shark while on patrol in the Gulf of Paria. She seemed particularly energetic and several .45 rounds were fired into her before she was docile enough to landon the deck. “Your author maybe in­terested to know that the affectionate attitude of Bar­bados has not changed, and the much-talked-of message to England in the last war, which went something like ‘Good luck, Britain Bar­bados is behind you,’ is true in detail to this very day. Thank you all once again. Sincerely yours, E. J. Frank ­lin (Sub-Lieut., R.N.V.R.) (c/oR.N. Camp, Trinidad, B.W.I.).” Many of you could follow Littlehampton’s example and send your copies to the cadets of your unit who have joined the Services. Nor need your good work end there. Cadet Collins, of Dudley unit, wrote us the following letter:“ I would like to take this opportunity of saying that I think The Sea Cadet very interesting and useful, so much so that when I showed it to my work-mate he asked tome get him a copy every month and he is now thinking of joining us.” As we have said, we are very glad to know that the magazine really is a medium through which ex-cadets can keep in touch with their old units, but if we have also been a means of attracting new recruits to the Corps, then we shall indeed be satisfied! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ROCK E TS? The Schermuly Rocket Apparatus Co. Ltd. tell us that, following their demonstration to the Fleetwood unit and the report of the demonstra­tion which appeared in last month's Sea Cadet ,they have had several requests from other units for a similar demonstration and for lectures on the history of line-throwers and other safety devices. While they are very keen to help and encourage the Sea Cadet movement, they feel that an indefinite number of lectures and demonstrations allover the country is too much for them to handle. They have, however, very generously offered to prepare an hour’s lecture on the History of the Line-Thrower as a Means of LifeSaving at Sea, illustrated by coloured sheets or lantern slides. At the same time, they would provide a dummy set of the pistol rocket apparatus as supplied to H.M. Navy and Coastguard Service, the R.N.L.I., 93 percent, of British passenger and cargo ships, and 97 percent, of British fishing vessels, etc. as well as dummy sets of the Schermuly parachute distress signal and buoyant head as supplied to the Air-S ea Rescue Service and the M.O.W.T., etc., together with notes on these and other distress signals. At present they could not prepare more than one or two sets for demonstration pur­poses, so these would have to be passed on from unit to unit in the order of re­quest. A n impression of Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey, Commodore of the Sea Cadet Corps, by an Officer of Biggleswade Unit
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