New president of sea cadets


The Hornchurch and Upminster Sea Cadet Unit were pleased to have Councillors Dilip Patel and Sally Miller, Keith Prince London Assembly Member and the Leader of Havering Council Councillor Damian White join them at the Unit on Thursday 30 July 2019.

They attended the Unit for the official announcement that Councillor Dilip Patel has accepted the role of ‘President of the Sea Cadet Unit’.

Councillor Patel often invited Cadets to attend his ceremonial duties, when he was Mayor, at the Mayor’s Civic Parade.

Chair of the Unit Karen Wesson said “It is a great honour to have Councillor Patel join the Unit, the role of President has been vacant for a while, we hadn’t managed to find someone who understood the Cadets and supported our ambition to have the Cadets achieve and be the best they can be.

Councillor Dilip Patel has shown a passion for the work of the Adult Volunteers and the achievements of both the Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets. We are looking forward to working closely with him.”

Hornchurch and Upminster Sea Cadet Unit is part of national charity Sea Cadets, which gives young people a new perspective. We broaden horizons and create possibilities. Working across the UK with 14,000 young people between 10 and 18, we help them see the world with confidence, gained through the challenge of nautical adventure and a Royal Navy ethos. Our aim is to help more young people to see the future that they want – and make that future happen.

The unit is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.15pm to 9.45pm, and meets at The Paddock, Wood Lane, Elm Park, Essex RM12 5NH. Visit: to find out how you can join.


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