ABP supports Sea Cadet’s 75th year celebrations

October 30, 2017

The Grimsby and Cleethorpes unit of the Sea Cadets celebrated their 75th year anniversary this week.

The well established unit boasts 50 proud cadets, split between the Juniors, Seniors and Royal Marines Cadets.

The event, which saw former cadets, some of whom had joined the unit in 1961, were able to meet VIP’s for the evening including the Vice Admiral Bob Cooling and the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Cllr Ron Shepard.

Unit Chairman and ABP Dock Master for Grimsby and Immingham, Captain Phil Christy attended the ceremony. He said: “I am extremely proud of our young cadets. Over the years, we have been based in three different locations across the town but each time, the unit are able to make the location their own. This event was our opportunity to showcase the hard work and dedication of past and present cadets from this area.”

The cadets take part in local events, most notably supporting the National Armed Forces Day celebrations which took place in Cleethorpes this summer. The unit paraded along the seafront route and were encouraged with rapturous applause from onlookers throughout their march.

Vice Admiral Bob Cooling, formerly NATO’s Supreme Command for Transformation based in Norfolk, Virginia attended the event to meet the youngsters and to share his experiences of time in the Royal Navy.

Simon Bird, Regional Director for ABP Humber said: “I was honour to be asked recently by the Sea Cadets to be their unit President. I’ve always supported the work of the Sea Cadets and am keen to keep ABP in a close relationship with their local unit. We are able to provide job opportunities and new experiences to these youngsters who show a real promise of wanting to work on the sea.”