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Stratford sea cadets get safety lesson from RNLI

Ian Hughes 29th Jan, 2018

SEA cadets in Stratford recently got a lesson in safety at sea.

Junior Sea Cadets at TS Gurkha now know all about the dangers they may encounter at sea after they were visited by the RNLI.

Volunteers from the charity brought along helmets, wellies, buoyancy aids and protective clothing worn by the crews of the RNLI’s lifeboats around the country.

They also explained to the cadets the dangers of rip tides, using inflatables and the craze of tombstoning – jumping in a vertical posture into the sea from rocks or cliffs.

The cadets also learnt the meaning of the beach lifeguard flags and what to do if they saw someone in trouble.

Officer in charge, APO Karen Drinkwater, said: “Our cadets are used to having fun in the water, so it is really important that they also know of the dangers and the RNLI volunteers that are there to keep them safe.”

The Junior Sea Cadet section at Stratford meet every Thursday evening, and is open to children aged ten to 12.

Juniors work towards badges, gaining useful skills and knowledge.

Visit www.sea-cadets.org/stratforduponavon for further details.

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