Sunday, April 22 saw Rye Sea Cadets host 20 cadets from five other Sea Cadet units throughout Sussex in the annual Sussex District First Aid Competition. The cadets had to undergo two four-minute individual scenarios ranging from CPR through to head injuries, bad bleeds, burns and unconscious people. Later they had to show their teamwork skills in a larger scenario based on a car crash with multiple casualties.
Not only did the cadets from Rye win the competition overall but in the individual scenarios they took first, second and third places.
The team seen above, from left to right Marine Cadet 2nd Class Reece, Able Cadet George, Cadet 1st class Joseph and Cadet 1st class Lucy are being presented with their certificate by the Sussex District Officer Lt Cdr (SCC) Rob Harmer RNR.
The Commanding Officer of T.S. Rye, A/Lt (SCC) Kris Green RMR said: “The cadets showed their proficiency at what is an extremely important life skill. I couldn’t be more pleased or proud of them.”
Following on from this success, two smart-looking cadets from Rye Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets turned out for the Mayor Making Ceremony at Rye Town Hall on Monday, May 7, a very hot day. These cadets have been awarded the prestigious honour of becoming Mayor’s Cadets for the town of Rye for the year.
They escorted the new Mayor of Rye throughout the day, carrying the Ancient Elizabethan town maces, and were presented with their Mayor’s Cadets badges by the Mayor of Rye himself, Cllr Michael Boyd. Afterwards they were treated to a lunch in the Mermaid Inn.
A/Lt (SCC) Kris Green RMR, said: “I am extremely proud of these cadets, I am constantly humbled by the dedication of these and other cadets to the unit and the wider community.”
Photo: Martin Rankin-Thorn