Article 144

“General Botha Old Boys’ Association awards another Lawhill bursary to TS Woltemade Sea Cadet”

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Article by: Cdr Glenn von Zeil

Photos by: Regine Lord and Cdr Glenn von Zeil

“For the second year running the South African Training Ship (S.A.T.S). General Botha Old Boys’ Association, under the chairmanship of Capt Tony Nicholas, have awarded a Lawhill bursary to TS Woltemade Sea Cadet to further their maritime studies at Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simon’s Town. This action demonstrates the long term association which S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys’ have established with the Sea Cadets Corps to provide suitable maritime training for scholars.

The S.A.T.S. General Botha was a decommissioned British Cruiser which was purchased by Capt  TB Davis, a Master Mariner, entrepreneur, yachtsman and philanthropist as a training platform  for the Cape Town Naval Cadet Corps in 1920. It was sailed to Simon’s Town by Naval Cadets  under the guidance of experienced officers. As a result there is a strong bond between the Sea Cadets and the S.A.T.S. General Botha Old Boys’.”

Published in the Reserve Force Volunteer of Winter 2019.