ROSYTH Sea Cadets and Cadet Forces Adult Volunteers hosted their bi-annual Royal Naval parade last week at MoD Caledonia.

Special guests including Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson, Fife Provost Jim Leishman, Lord Lieutenant of Fife Robert Balfour and Lady Elgin joined the Sea Cadets Northern Area Officer Captain Peter Adams at the event.

Together with Royal Navy officers, friends and families of cadets and volunteers, they were treated to an evening of traditional marching and a variety of demonstrations showing off the abilities and skills achieved by the unit.

An official inspection was carried out by Captain Adams before the cadets delighted the audience with continuity marching and skip jump PT displays.

The junior sea cadet contingent had some nautical fun with Ms Davidson and Mr Leishman in a cake decorating challenge, with knots made from edible shoelaces, whilst the Lord Lieutenant and Mrs Karen Elliot, from the WRNS Association, demonstrated their rope throwing skills.

With 2017 being the 100th anniversary of the Women's Royal Navy Service (WRNS), the evening finale was dedicated to celebrating the evolution of women in the Royal Navy and the development and integration of girls into the Sea Cadet Corps.

Acting Sub Lieutenant Ty Stock, commanding officer of Rosyth Sea Cadets, said he was extremely proud of the achievements of all the Rosyth cadets and volunteers.

He added: “The unit has grown substantially in strength and numbers over the last two years and it’s been a privilege to oversee such

a dedicated and passionate group of individuals.”

The Rosyth Sea Cadets (TS Fife SCC) has become one of the largest units in the area and continues to grow.

As a sea cadet you can go to sea, learn to sail and do adventure training, plus get extra skills to give you a head start in life.

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