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Joint centre a first for Scotland


A UNIQUE Combined Cadet Forces Centre has been opened at Fort William by one of the town's most famous sons, Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy.


The £250,000 purpose-built premises are designed to pro- vide


joint facilities for


Lochaber Sea Cadet Unit, TS St Christopher, and the local Army Cadet Force and Air


Training Corps. With all three now being housed


under one roof, this represents an entirely new concept for the Cadet Forces in Scotland. After inspecting a Guard of


plaque and expressed his good wishes for the future of the build- ing and its continuing success as "a centre of learning, adventure, comradeship and endeavour". Chairman of TS St Christopher


Honour of representatives of all three units, Mr Kennedy said: "It is good to see young people from Lochaber involved in the esprit de corps which flows from the Services." He then unveiled a dedication


Lochaber cadets of all three Services at the new centre they will share at Fort William.


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WHEN the Lord Mayor of Bristol was invited to visit HMS Bristol at Portsmouth, her own local Sea Cadets were on hand to make sure the Type 12 destroyer, now used for training, was cleaned up specially for the occasion. Pictured with Cllr Brenda


Hugill are (L-R) AC Luke Geach, LC Colleen Dunne,


Michelle Brewer and LCpl Bradley Pope of


Adventure and Avonmouth units.


Cadet Bristol


to work together is going to be great fun and offers us some tremendous opportunities for joint initiatives." •JOINT EFFORT: Liberal Democrat leader Kennedy


Derrick Warner said: "We are delighted to be part of this project as it gives us a really good start for our future growth. "Getting the three Cadet Forces


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NAVY NEWS, MAY 2002 Sea Cadets


Week at sea for City pair


OC George Guenigault joined for a period at sea in the English Channel. George, currently in year nine at London Nautical School, hopes to join the Navy as an MEM straight after his GCSEs. Duncan, who is studying A lev-


TWO Cadets from the City of London Unit enjoyed a week at sea in their affiliated ship, the Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll. LC Duncan McDougall and


els in Information Technology, plans to join the Navy as a Warfare Officer and hopes one day to command his own ship. They quickly integrated into


the snip's company, working alongside personnel from every department and performing a variety of tasks on board. They particularly enjoyed the opportunity to take the helm, under the watchful eye of Commanding Officer Cdr John Kingwell. Cdr Kingwell is himself an ex-


City cadet. Originally from the Elephant and Castle, he joined the Royal Navy in 1984 and took over as CO of the Argyll in January 2001. He said: "Argyll


pleased to take its Sea Cadets to sea since the Corps offers fantas- tic opportunities to young peo- ple."


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New Colour for Steadfast at 90


TO CELEBRATE its 90th anniversary, TS Steadfast has been presented with a new Colour, handed over by Vice Admiral Sir Jonathan Tod at the Kingston unit's headquar- ters.


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