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Service Personnel: Recruitment and Retention

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

A training ship, Upholder, in Chelmsford is indeed an excellent base for the Chelmsford Sea Cadets. It is right that the sea cadets have a different funding formula from the other two services. They receive a mix of funding from the MOD and other sources. Each sea cadet unit is an individual charity. There has been much debate over the years as to whether or not that is the right way to move forward, but I should be delighted to meet my hon. Friend.