In August 2018, 48 injured soldiers and 96 cadets will embark on a voyage of remembrance, adventure and personal development. The team will work together to sail around Great Britain on board a specially adapted tall ship, they will change over crew every 10 days in each capital city, In each change over port there will be a celebration of remembrance, inclusivity and diversity.
During each 10-day voyage 12 injured service men and 24 cadets and instructors aged 16-25 will work as a team to sail the ship to the next capital city, they will climb the mast, helm the ship, set the sails and much more. In each capital city 1000’s of cadets, instructors and local supporters will have the opportunity to visit the ship and participate in the festival. Cadet bands, field gun teams, cook stewards and drill teams will all be asked to participate in the festival and memorial.
A quarter of a wooden shield will be presented to the crew in each capital city, at the end of the challenge the final piece of the shield will be presented in London where the cadets will march the shield to the Tower of London, the shield will be a WW1 Memorial. This challenge will test the crew’s leadership, teamwork, courage, and resilience, everyone will gain a real sense of achievement and friends for life. Whilst on board the crew will also participate in the International Leadership Management award, this is a strong addition to any CV and a great way to stand out during interviews. The voyage also qualifies individuals for their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residentia