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First Sea Lord's cadets invested aboard HMS Victory

1SL with his cadets for 2022
14 February 2022
The 2022 First Sea Lord’s Cadets’ investiture was held on board HMS Victory in Portsmouth.

The event marked the handover of the 2021 1SL Cadets to the 2022 1SL Cadets, who took up their new appointments on January 1 2022. 

The 2022 First Sea Lord’s Cadets from SCC are: Petty Officer Cadet Alex Robertson (Lincoln Unit); Leading Cadet Zunara Kaisar (Enfield Unit); Petty Officer Cadet Mirren McIver (East Kilbride Unit); Cadet Corporal Lucy Taylor (Sefton Unit), Petty Officer Cadet Alexandra Snell (Milton Keynes Unit) and Cadet Corporal Megan Rowley (Redditch & Bromsgrove Unit).

Also appointed were Petty Officer Cadet Jessica Sansom (HMS Collingwood RN VCC) and Cadet Sergeant Charlie Gill (Gosport Division RM VCC) from the Volunteer Cadet Corps as well as Cadet Warrant Officer 2 William Waters (Sherborne School), Petty Officer Cadet Meghan Ballard (Phoenix Collegiate) and Leading Cadet Jack Bollom (Taunton School) from the Combined Cadet Force (CCF RN-RM).


The six teens, who represent each of Sea Cadets’ geographical areas, and the other five cadets were presented with their certificates and badges in the Great Cabin on board HMS Victory by the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Ben Key KCB CBE.

 The cadets then had a tour of the harbour by boat which included HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Duncan before enjoying a buffet lunch in the Wardroom at HMS Nelson. 

The First Sea Lord’s Cadets are regarded as some of the very best cadets from their respective organisations and play a crucial role in shaping the future of the Corps. 

It’s a unique opportunity to have their voices heard and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. 

Throughout the year, the First Sea Lord’s Cadets attend a number of high-profile events, representing the Corps at official ceremonies, functions, formal parades and ship visits.

 It also offers them a privileged insight into higher naval policy and work of senior Royal Navy serving officers.


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