Poole Sea Cadets Unarmed Drill Squad was victorious several times over at the 2023 Sea Cadet Corps National Drill and Piping Competition.
They are now officially the best in the country in their areas of specialism.
The competition is held annually between the regional champions from Sea Cadet Units across the country.
Poole’s team represented the Southern Area of the Sea Cadets.
The event was held at HMS Raleigh in Torpoint, Cornwall, the Royal Navy shore establishment and training centre.
At the end of an arduous and competitive day Poole’s team won:
- Best Arena Display
- Best Unarmed Squad
In addition, their Squad Commander, PO Phoebe, personally won:
- Best Unarmed Squad Commander
PO Phoebe (pictured) is seen receiving one of Poole's trophies from Admiral Sir Philip Andrew Jones GCB, ADC, DL who is a former First Sea Lord and is President of the Sea Cadet Corps.
Southern Area Sea Cadets said, “All the cadets involved demonstrated brilliant teamwork by performing synchronised drill routines. This involves a level of skill that is achieved through months of hard work and dedication”.
In Poole we would like to acknowledge our volunteers too who went above and beyond in getting our cadets to this level of performance.