The Lightmongers are proud to support two Cadet Units in London:
56 (Woolwich) ATC Royal Air Force Cadets and TS Wizard, Haringey SCC
These affiliations were both formed in 2010 and have flourished with the support from both members and members’ companies.
Our cadet liasion officer is Liveryman Phil Webb
The Lightmongers give donations in kind and financial support to both units and in return the cadets support our events including parading in the Lord mayor’s Show, the Christmas Carol Concert and our annual dinners.
Cadets – 56 (Woolwich)
We had a great evening on the 18th of July with our Master and Consort enjoying an evening of challenges. The report was included in the Livery Newsletter.
Since then the air cadets have been out in force and as you can see here on parade at the former Naval College, Greenwich.
A very successful annual camp during the summer holidays at RAF Waddington. Home of the Red Arrows display team which offered a fantastic opportunity for a number of our air cadets. Hands–on the big bits of kit that were available, for a bit of training on the base firefighting equipment, trying out the seating on the BAE systems Hawk T1 powered by a Rolls-Royce engine. For the eagle eyed members among you may spot a familiar face who managed to get in the squadron photo! Liverman Ray Reid, over on the far right, who live in the area arranged to visit the cadets for a fun day at Waddington. Thank you Ray for visiting and supporting the cadets at their annual camp.
Out and about the cadets took part in climbing a rock face. Canoing and swimming on the lakes, hill walking and numerous other activities.
Even Mark Bird got in on the act with his impression of that water-speed world record holder – take a guess?
It looks like the cadets had a wonderful time with a number activities for suit everyone, the smiles say it all. Well done to Mark, his staff and most of all the cadets who made it such a successful summer camp.
We will see you all soon, hopefully with our new Master, Peter McVeigh
Cadets – TS Wizard
The Master visited TS Wizard on 27th July and hopefully you all saw the report in the Livery Newsletter. I had previously highlighted the issues with the building following the flooding and the challenges of getting the repair works done. I am pleased to be able to report back that the works have now been completed and the gangway where the damage occurred looks a great deal better.
Since then the cadets have been busy with a London Area Advancement Board aboard HMS President where a number of qualifications were awarded including this young man, cadet Jordane who was promoted from Able Cadet to Leading Cadet. This young man is doing very well and it seems to me that he is the recipient of some award or promotion every time I see him!
Out on the water again, the cadets took part in the North West London Competent Crew Qualifications at the Sea Cadet Welsh Harp Boat Station, on Brent Reservoir. They were put through their paces on what looked to be a great weekend with team work and smiles all round.
I will be visiting TS Wizard again in the next month or so and will have more to report. They have their annual inspection coming up soon so the Commanding Officer, Lt Stuart Jackson is busy with planning one of the main events of the year.