On Thursday evening, the Volunteer Cadet Corps was represented at the Royal Navy Youth & Cadets Dinner hosted by the Second Sea Lord, VAdm Martin Connell CBE at Admiralty House.
Selected independently by the Commander VCC to represent the organisation, Lt (VCC) Alfie Richardson, CO HMS Excellent Royal Naval Volunteer Cadet Corps; CSgt (VCC) Stuart Hinchliffe, CO Portsmouth Division Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps and Capt (VCC) Louis Colpitts, Executive Officer (Support) joined adult volunteers from Combined Cadet Force RN-RM, RN Recognised Sea Scouts and Sea Cadet Corps over dinner to recognise the hard work, commitment and motivation of each and every CFAV within the RNCF.
The evening was a mixture of learning about the Cadet Forces history (spanning back pre Battle of Trafalgar) with the Admiralty Librarians to learning and understanding how the modern RN will develop further have a positive impact on the delivering the cadet experience. It also gave our volunteers time to discuss directly with the 2SL the highs and lows of their service (both as a cadet and as volunteers).
We give thanks to all of our Adult Volunteers across the organisation, without you and the time that you put in, we would not be able to provide the opportunities to our cadets.