Weston-super-Mare Sea Cadet duo set for national competition

PUBLISHED: 19:00 05 July 2017

Emily Barton and Lewis Best are taking part in a national field gun competition.

Emily Barton and Lewis Best are taking part in a national field gun competition.


Two Weston-super-Mare teenagers will be taking part in a national field gun competition this week.

Cadet First Class Emily Barton, aged 15, and 17-year-old Leading Cadet Lewis Best, of Weston Sea Cadets, will represent the national sea cadets group at the Junior Leaders Field Gun competition tomorrow (Friday).

The competition, which is organised by the Royal Navy, will be held at HMS Collingwood in Fareham Hampshire – and will task the cadets with building a field gun and tackling various challenges.

Lieutenant Commander Victoria Marson, who is leading the team, said: “Our cadets and volunteers will be training hard in the week leading up to the competition, and it will be great to see them coming together as a team.

“This will be a fantastic opportunity for our cadets and volunteers, enhancing skills they will have already learned at sea cadets, such as teamwork, commitment and self-discipline.”

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