Mansfield Sea Cadets

In the 1960s and 70s

By M & P Marples

More photographs from the Museums Chad Negative collection which may bring back memories for some of the people in the photographs. It is also good to know the Sea Cadets are still an active group in Mansfield.

Photo:No 1 Presentation Quarry Lane. September 1968

No 1 Presentation Quarry Lane. September 1968

CHAD 28621 -08

Photo:No 2

No 2

CHAD 28650 -14 August 1976

Photo:No 3

No 3

CHAD 28650 -17 August 1976

Photo:No 4 Inspection 1971

No 4 Inspection 1971

CHAD +2536 -35

Photo:No 5 Inspection 1971

No 5 Inspection 1971

CHAD +2536 -36

Photo:No 6  - 1971

No 6 - 1971

CHAD +2876 -32

Photo:No 7 - 1971

No 7 - 1971

CHAD +2876 -34

This page was added on 07/01/2014.
Comments about this page

What great photos, I was a Marine cadet in the 1970's I can remember the instructors but can't remember their names. The Marine Officer was our detachment commander and I am sure he lived on Vale Road in Mansfield Woodhouse. I am on the front row 3rd from the right in photo No2, my mate Richard Fillingham is 2nd from the left on the front row. I am sure Kev Roberts is 2nd left on the middle row, can't remember what the photograph was taken for. Neil Davidson

By Neil Davidson
On 08/01/2014

Being the current officer in charge of Mansfield Sea Cadets these are great to see. I'd love to see more so we can make a historic time line of our unit. We have very little in the way of unit history so if anyone has more or would like to come down to the unit and share stories they are more than welcome!

By Richard Moles
On 13/03/2014

Great pictures from the past. If anyone has any other old photos of Mansfield Sea Cadets then please contact us via our facebook page or drop us an email Thanks CPO Bailey 1st Lt Mansfield Sea Cadets

By Bill Bailey
On 13/03/2014

Picture2. Back row L to R ?, Gordon Vasey, Harry Bantom, Pete Clay, Capt Stan Marshall, chief Huffen, Knobby Clarke RN. Middle row L to R: ?, Kev Roberts, Brian Roberts, Lcpl Hickling, Lcpl Jones, ?,?, Paul Huffen, Dougie Burnham, ?. Front row L to R: ?, ?, Glyn Johnson, Mark Tinker, ?, ?, Steve Hayden.

By Mark Tinker
On 15/03/2014

Hi there

I was in the Sea Cadets  mid_late 60s , enjoyed every minute , I have lived in Adelaide Australia  since 1970 ,  Tell me is the  building still there? I lived on Bradder st  

Gary  Noble,

3rd May 2014 .

By Gary Noble
On 03/05/2014

Garry,  you did indeed live on Bradder Street...You are the son of Jim Noble and Marge Noble / Austin , that was, before they married.They lived in Arlington house at the bottom of the street.They used to go to the Lord Byron pub with my sister Alice and her husband Reg. I'm pretty sure I can remember you being born. By the way, I've been to Adelaide.  Regards Alan.

By Alan Curtis
On 07/05/2014

Thanks Mark Tinker for reminding me of the names of the cadets and instructors in photo no. 2. When I joined the Marine Cadets Captain Marshall was detachment Commander with Sergeant John Sadler was his 2nd in Command. L/Cpl Hickling & Jones were the old sweats in the detachment, my mate Richard Fillingham persuaded me to join the Marines after hearing Ken Wake a school friend trying to get me to be a sea cadet. Glyn Johnson, Kev Roberts, Ken Wake (not in the picture) Richard Fillingham & myself all went to school together.  

By Neil Davidson
On 24/07/2014

I was a marine cadet at same time as Steve (acker) Hayden, he was a sea cadet though as the photo No 2 shows. Mr Tinker, I'm not 100% sure, however the Marine standing next to Lcpl Jones looks rather like me back then, but it's rather a long time ago, I can't really remember now, yes Mr Noble the building is still there.

Great to see these old photos,  I still see Steve (Acker) Hayden from time to time, also Steve Hicken can't place him in photo though both doing well since they left navy, as far as I can tell. 


By Pete Gedling
On 10/03/2016

I would imagine most of us former cadets are in our mid 50's by now, perhaps some in the 60's, does anyone know if any of the instructors are still alive, I know Captain Marshall died when I was in my early 20's, I did meet him one last time when I was 20, bumped into him in Mansfield, Lcpl Jones was at deal last time I saw him with a broken ankle, does anyone know what happened to him?.

On 12/03/2016

I attend Mansfield Sea Cadets as a Petty Officer it's changed a little however we are still at great strength, its great to look at these photos. 

By Kelly Hurst
On 05/04/2017

Yes Kelly I would imagine it has changed, back when I was a marine cadet the marines section was quite large. much larger than the sea cadet unit, I understand that the Marines are now Royal Marine cadets, a campaign was started way back during my time as a cadet, however we never received that distinction, I'm really pleased to hear the TS Prince Charles unit remains strong, keep up your good work, I know I & many others appreciated our instructors. I'm equally sure the cadets appreciate yours too.

By P.Gedling
On 09/04/2017

The photo's are great of course, however they don't do justice to the unit as it was in the mid 70's, shame not more photo's  to show just how the strength was back then, photo 2 shows just a fraction of the compliment as it was.

By P. Gedling
On 09/04/2017

Just found the photos on the net. They brought back some memories. Can't believe they were taken over 40 years ago. Lots of happy times. I get to Mansfield every so often. I might have to visit the old place.

By Ken Wake
On 24/04/2017