Beckenham & Dulwich Sea Cadets win the FIFTH Indefatigable trophy

Indefatigable Old Boys, are invited to attend the following event and ceremony on; Tuesday 22th March 2011 (Parade Day/Time: 1915 – 2130).

It gives us the greatest pleasure to congratulate T.S Sikh (Beckenham and Dulwich Unit), on being awarded the Indefatigable Cup for 2010.

This is the fifth time that the Cup has been awarded to the Sea Cadet Corps, to the Sea Cadet Unit that has improved the most during the year (being for 2010).

The Unit made sustained progress throughout last year, with an effective training programme and the taking part of District and Area events.  This has required huge effort and commitment and they thoroughly deserve the award.

Colonel Bill O’Leary 74/76 (IOBA Chairman) will be travelling to the ‘Beckenham and Dulwich Unit’ to make this very special presentation to the Commanding Officer of T.S. Sikh, along with a monetary cheque in person on behalf of the IOBA, on Tuesday 22nd March 2011 (19:15 to 21:30).

The trophy, once the ‘Merseyside Navy League – Swimming Gala Trophy’, is so valuable it has to remain at the old Indefatigable School (JSMTC) other than for the presentation, the winning unit will receive a shield to keep.

Local dignitaries will be also invited, (VIP’s / Members of the Royal Naval Association / The Royal British Legion).

See you there

One of the oldest Units in the Country

This unit is supposedly the second oldest unit in the country with a history that is documented to back to at least 1913 or thereabouts. HMS London was a famous ship within the Royal Navy with a history that includes the Yange Tze incident of 1949 in which she attempted to rescue three navy vessels (HMS Amethyst, HMS Consort and HMS Black Swan). She took heavy damage during the incident. The last HMS London was a Type 22 Frigate (F95) that was sold to Romania in 2002.

The unit has been merged several times with other units. It is believed that Dulwich is actually Dulwich, Crystal Palace and Lambeth Sea Cadets (but that is a bit of a long name!)

Officer in Command: Sub Lieutenant (SCC) George TOLLEY RNR
Commanding Officer T.S Sikh (Beckenham and Dulwich Unit)

(Unit no:8778 3398. Mobile No:07930 110702)

Travel directions;

290 Kent House Road

Local Train Station Kent House or Clock House
Walking: 10 minute short walk from Penge High Street.
Walking: 15 minute walk from Beckenham High Street.

Driving Directions from Penge High Street, walk pass Sainburys supermarket and walk up to the next set of Traffic lights and turn left, this will take you into Kent House Road.
Walk under the railway bridge and here you will find the entrance to Beckenham and Dulwich Sea Cadets

Walking or Driving from Beckenham High Street.
At the memorial roundabout take Turning towards Penge High Street follow passed clock house train station and you will come to a Tesco local at those traffic lights turn right and you will be in Kent House Road, the Sea Cadet unit will be on the left hand side just under the railway bridge

Best regards to all,


Steve Humphries 75/76

Indefatigable Old Boys Association: Secretary & Indefatigable Archives.


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