It's been military honours a plenty after Sheffield Sea Cadets unveiled new headquarters on the same day as the Royal Naval Parade.
A ceremony to mark the parade and opening was attended by HM Lord-Lieutenant South Yorkshire Andrew Coombe, Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Denise Fox, Captain of Sea Cadets UK Phil Russell RN, and councillors Talib Hussain and Jackie Drayton earlier this month.
To begin all cadets paraded outside where inspecting officers checked uniforms followed by several displays.
The Sea Cadets, aged between 12 and 18, organised a performance to demonstrate the evolution of the Sheffield Sea Cadet Corps over the years; Sheffield being the first in the country to allow girls to amalgamate with the boys, and various funny characters along the way.
The Royal Marine Cadets, aged between 13 and 18, gave a demonstration on how they patrol and move in the field.
The junior Sea Cadets, aged between 10 and 12, provided a bit of comedy to the evening by singing a song about our adult volunteers and staff members.
Afterwards Mayor Fox used an officer's sword to cut a cake with HMS Sheffield and the Ship’s Crest on it
Chairwoman of Sheffield Sea Cadets, Teresa Smith, said: “It has been a huge transformation for us all. Going from a small team of six cadets and staff, to over 100 in an excellent training centre with outdoor facilities and room to develop. A huge thanks to all who have been involved in getting us here. The future of the ‘Shiny Sheff’ looks bright!
Sheffield Sea Cadets are recruiting both young and old volunteers and no prior training is required. To find out more; visit the Falkland Training Centre at the top of Rutland Road between 7pm-9pm on Mondays and Thursdays.