International Exchange Program cadets, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps cadets, their chaperones and advisers stand with
Coast Guard personnel during a stop at U.S. Coast Guard Station, New London, Conn. Program participants also visited
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Naval Submarine Base New London and a number of other sites around New England
and New York during their two-week tour.
“This is an amazing experience,”
Cadet Petty Officer Holly Butterfield, 17, of the United Kingdom,
said in a Navy News Service report
on the Newport visit.
Butterfield said the exchange visit
gave her the opportunity to observe
different instructional methods that
are used to teach the younger cadets.
She has been a member of the sea
cadet program for seven years.
“This is the first time I have had
an opportunity to board a submarine,” Butterfield said. “Women have
not been allowed to serve in the
British submarine service.”
Cadet Petty Officer Evan Campbell, 16, of Canada, said he is considering joining the Royal Canadian
“I liked seeing the older U.S.
Navy ships,” he said.
“This is an adventure of a life-
time,” said Campbell, who accom-
panied the group. “It’s been inspir-
ing to meet these young people
who are interested in our Navy and
investing in themselves. Cadets
selected for this exchange program
can experience the nautical tradi-
tions of another country and make
friends from all over the world.”
“This was an opportunity to see
and talk with real U.S. Sailors,”
Shing Lap Colin Lam, 19, lead
cadet from the Hong Kong contin-
gent, told the Navy News Service.
Naval Academy and the importance of education.
“The Sea Cadet international
program is grateful to the men and
women at Naval Station Newport
for offering their experiences and
opening their facilities to the
future leaders of the navies of the
world,” Campbell said.
Takes Part in
Coast Guard Events
The Baltimore Council has been
busy with the Coast Guard in
recent months, participating in a
series of events that took place at
and out of Curtis Bay, the only
Coast Guard Yard in the nation.
In May, council members and
their guests boarded the buoy tender USCGC James Rankin at Curtis
Bay for the annual placement of
the Francis Scott Key buoy at the
spot in Baltimore Harbor where
Key witnessed the 1814 bombardment of Fort McHenry, which
inspired him write the poem
“Defence of Fort McHenry” that