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MLOCS celebrating its 25th year
Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Seafarers UK and Maritime London Dinner
Trinity House, London, 3rd July 2018
Last night the supporters of the Maritime London Officer Cadet
Scholarship [MLOCS] scheme gathered at Trinity House to celebrate
its 25th birthday.
On a warm summer night just a few meters away from the Tower of
London, Trinity House offered the perfect setting for a great
Lord Ambrose Greenway MLOCS Patron welcomed the 120 guests, all
the companies supporting the 25th anniversary event and
the many cadets present at the dinner.
After dinner, Lord Jeffrey Mountevan delivered an excellent
speech, complimenting Carri-Louise Woodburn - the first female
cadet to embark on the scheme. He introduced guest speaker Timothy
Howse, Vice President of Gard: the first cadet enrolled on the
scheme 25 years ago.
Timothy ran through his memories of the cadetship and then
talked about how his career progressed through ten years at sea,
coming ashore to study as a lawyer and recently joining Gard Uk Ltd
in London. Tim announced that Gard are going to support a cadet
from September 2018 and the news was welcomed with a cheerful round
We were delighted to see the Institute's sponsored cadets were
present: Richard Grad, who completed his cadetship in 2014 and
Ellen Watson who will complete in a few weeks time.
The evening rounded off with a fundraising auction conducted by
Phil Parry, Chairman of Spinnaker Global Recruitment, who clearly
relished his role as auctioneer with gavel in hand.
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