New First Sea Lord Cadets Appointed

Published on 19/01/2024

On Friday 19 January, two new VCC First Sea Lord’s Cadets were appointed during an investiture ceremony in the historic surrounding’s of Lord Nelson’s flagship in Portsmouth. Joining cadets from the Sea Cadet Corps and Combined Cadet Force, the cadets accompanied by members of their families visited HMS VICTORY to meet Adm Sir Ben Key KCB CBE, First Sea Lord, and receive their certificates and badges.

Congratulations to Cdt WO1 (RSM) Harvey from Portsmouth RMVCC and Cdt CSgt Phoebe from Bands of RMVCC Gosport on your appointment!

After attending the event onboard HMS VICTORY, Lt Col (VCC) Chris Spratt, Commander VCC, said “the First Sea Lord’s Cadets are regarded as some of the very best cadets from their respective organisations and play a crucial role in shaping the future of the Corps.

It’s a unique opportunity to have their voices heard and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”

Throughout the year, the First Sea Lord’s Cadets attend a number of high-profile events, representing the Corps at official ceremonies, functions, formal parades and ship visits.

It also offers them a privileged insight into higher naval policy and work of senior Royal Navy serving officers.