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Hove Sea Cadets in the 1950s

By Keith Upward

I was in the Hove Sea Cadets from 1951 to 1955. I have lived in Australia since 1960. I now live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.

A couple of years ago, I bumped into an old Cadet shipmate who I hadn't seen for 50 years. His name is Mike Watkins, he is in one of the photos, a group of ten out side Hove Station, he is standing behind, to the right of the cadet holding up a magazine.

I hope that there may be some old Cadet shipmates still in Brighton and Hove that recognise themselves or someone else here.  Would love to hear from you!

This page was added on 17/07/2007.
Comments about this page

Does anyone remember the unit in the 1940s?  I believe my grandfather, Ernest James Coates, was connected in some way.

By Diane Nixon (06/08/2007)

I am posting this comment by request of Doug Lawrence. Please also see the others pages featuring Hove Sea Cadets.

I joined Hove S.C.C. with my best mate Keith 'Ted' Reynolds around 1951; we were at Hove County Grammar School. Mike Watkins, I believe, joined about the same time, give or take a few weeks and Andy Hiscock joined shortly after. We were all in 2nd Port Division with L/S Mitchell in charge. I can't for the life of me remember his Christian name - was it Colin? Whilst I was there he became a Cadet P.O. & a C.P.O. after Ted & I left to join the Royal Navy.
I'm now living in Spain and I'm in the Torrevieja branch of the R.N.A. so if there are any ex-Cadets living here or holidaying here look us up. We hope to be doing a small self catering or B&B business soon, right out in the country, in the foothills of the mountains. We'll try to get over for the reunion in November, but can't promise anything.

By Helen Shipley (for Doug Lawrence) (23/09/2007)

Re Helen Shipley/Hi Doug Laurence. Just been browsing the photos I posted here. Is that you 2nd from the right of the photo outside the pub at Hove Station? If so, then I remember you. That was our football team on the way to a Cup Final at Littlehampton Sea Cadets, which we lost 8 zip. Hope you are keeping well? Keith Upward, Queensland, Australia

By Keith Upward (03/04/2013)

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