Sutton (London Borough) Sea Cadets to visit Lisbon

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Sutton (London Borough) Sea Cadets to visit Lisbon

At the request of Rear Admiral T M Lowe, Royal Navy, Deputy Commander Strike Force NATO based in Lisbon, a Sea Cadet Band from the United Kingdom will be performing for the British Community at a number of venues.

Rear Admiral Lowe is the President of Sutton (London Borough) Sea Cadets, and has actively encouraged and supported the band throughout 2013. It was at our Presentation Evening in December 2012 that Rear Admiral Lowe first witnessed our band performing, leading to this very exciting invitation to come to Lisbon.
The band comprises both cadets and adult instructors from T.S Puma, (as we are locally known), with the children’s ages being as young as 12, the oldest being 16. Our repertoire is varied, from foot tapping marches to traditional tunes such as the Eton Boating Song, and of course, music of the Royal Navy.
Our band is very much a self taught group of musicians, with opportunities to ‘get together’ being limited by both the cadets and staff having other subjects to learn. However, through perseverance, and commitment they are an accomplished Sea Cadet Band, one that will give a good account of themselves.

Everyone involved in the band has been working hard to bring the band to Lisbon since January of this year, undertaking a variety of fundraising activities including ‘bag packing’ in local supermarkets and car boot sales.
We are delighted to be playing for the British Community at St Paul’s, Estoril on the evening of Tuesday 29 October, and at the British Retirement Home on Thursday 30 October, with a final performance at a British Community Dinner being hosted by Rear Admiral Lowe on Friday 1 November.
T S PUMA is a registered charity, as are all Sea Cadet Units, under the umbrella of the Sea Cadet Corps, a uniformed youth organisation, based on the traditions of the Royal Navy.
Lt Cdr (SCC) Ian Turner RNR


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