Sea cadets pass tests to become HMS Goathland

PUBLISHED: 14:00 26 April 2015

Axbridge Sea Cadets who passed all their tests to become an independent, unit,receive caps from Lady Anne Maw Lord Lieutenant

Axbridge Sea Cadets who passed all their tests to become an independent, unit,receive caps from Lady Anne Maw Lord Lieutenant

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A SEA cadet unit has become independent after passing its final inspections.

The Axbridge Sea Cadets launched in 2013, and was supported by the Weston unit.

It will be named TS Goathland after passing its tests.

The name was chosen because in 1942, people around country were asked to collect money for the Navy for a Warships Week campaign.

Axbridge residents alone raised £242,000 – almost enough money to buy a destroyer. When it was built, the ship was named HMS Goathland, and was almost entirely funded by Axbridge.

The event was attended by Lady Anne Maw, the new Lord-Lieutenant for Somerset, and it was her first official engagement since taking on the role.

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