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Southampton Sea Cadets - Pontoon Project Opening

Saturday 10th June saw the official opening of the new pontoons for Southampton Sea Cadets.

Southampton Sea Cadets on their new pontoon, made possible with funding from The Connaught Trust
Southampton Sea Cadets on their new pontoon, made possible with funding from The Connaught Trust

The weather was perfect for the afternoon Hamtun Quest Rowing race to help raise funds for the unit with the Cadet team rowing their way to victory...


After the race was completed it was time for the official opening of the new pontoons.


Lord Mayor of Southampton Valerie Laurent cutting the ribbon for Southampton Sea Cadets new pontoons opening
The Lord Mayor of Southampton, Valerie Laurent, cut the ribbon to officially open the new pontoons

The pontoon expansion project has been a mammoth undertaking with a great effort from the UMC Fundraising and organising. With help from our supporters, the pontoons were put in at the end of May and we were honoured to have the Lord Mayor of Southampton Valerie Laurent cut the ribbon to officially open them.


Our grateful thanks go to the Connaught Trust, MSSC, Terry Dyer and Sally Preston MBE for their support in getting the project finished.


We finished the evening with a delicious Hog roast provided with grateful thanks by the Southampton Shipowners association.


An amazing afternoon and evening was had by all and the Cadets are looking forward to using the extra space provided for the rest of the boating season.





Southampton Sea Cadets on their new pontoon, made possible with funding from The Connaught Trust
Southampton Sea Cadets on their new pontoon, made possible with funding from The Connaught Trust


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