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The Sea Cadets on parade

The Sea Cadets on Parade
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Picture added on 21 November 2011 at 12:00
It's nice to see someone has taken a photo of the Youth Movements as they rarely appear in the newspaper.At this time of year it shouldn't be forgotten that the youth movements did a lot of work helping with the war aid in both wars and many of them lost their lives doing so.
Added by Neil Johnstone on 21 November 2011
Ah, i was a proud member of TS Thorfinn in my youth. Yes Herbert a long time ago haha
Added by Arthur S on 21 November 2011
TS Thorfinn will be 50 years old in 2013. we are hoping for a parade and all former Sea cadets will be most welcome to join the parade.
Added by Willie Watters on 23 November 2011
Willie, what ever happened to the cadets launch PLD 4309?
Added by Gordon Stove on 25 November 2011
I don't know but Sandy Firth will know
Added by Willie Watters on 26 November 2011
From Sandy Firth: PLD 309 was used for sea angling by having the stern section of the cabin removed. She was also, for a short time in Loch Ness or at Inverness 'Touristing'. The last time I saw her she was lying alongside at Helmsdale in a very poor state, but still recognisable. I did not have a camera with me unfortunately. Her stem (Always a problem) seemed to have finally opened up, but as I was up on the main road I'd no chance of a close inspection.
Happy Days!

Added by Willie Watters on 03 December 2011
Wae towed that cadet launch fae the east side o Sooth Ronaldsay tae Stromness as she had developed a problem wae her tail shaft.
Onboard that evening were some of our now well known and respected Master Mariners as young lads.
I can remember one lad informing our second Coxwain who was in charge that night that he was not showing the correct towing lights!! Billy said who the hell is that cocky wee bu**er!!, Well that cocky wee bu**er has now been a Master Mariner for many years!!.
Orkney has a lot to thank Robby Sutherland, Sandy Firth and all in Stromness who gave guidance to so many young lads back then.

Added by John Budge on 04 December 2011
Greetings ,i am an avid collector of sea cadets unit badges (crests ) and i can not find a picture of your unit badge, T.S.THORFINN No521, would it be possible to forward me an electronic copy of your unit badge for my collection
Added by Tom Grant on 05 February 2018
Don't think we have one
Added by W Watters on 08 February 2018
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