Stevenage MP’s in stocks as sea cadets celebrate 50th birthday

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the town's sea cadet unit

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the town's sea cadet unit - Credit: Archant

Stevenage Sea Cadets wore some non-regulation uniforms when they celebrated their group’s 50th anniversary on Sunday.

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the town's sea cadet unit

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the town's sea cadet unit - Credit: Archant

As well as music and a bouncy castle at the Shephall View base, there was a stocks and a fancy dress race.

Organiser Lauren Robinson said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day. We had about 300 to 400 people turn up. The sun was shining and everything went to plan. It was brilliant and very well executed by everyone.”

There was also a barbecue and music for everyone to enjoy but the stocks and fun run were the highlight for many. First in the stocks was petty officer Mark Allen-Chart who got soaked head to toe by all the staff and cadets. Before the day, the cadets went and emptied a charity shop for the race. This allowed participants to mix and match to create the most ludicrous outfits. Lauren said: “We had the men wearing bras and pants and all the women wore men’s tops.”

The town’s MP Stephen McPartland, below, wasn’t able to evade the stocks either.


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