Windsor Vs Maidenhead: The Prince Philip Trophy Challenge
Ray Mill Island on the River Thames, near Maidenhead, played host to the 2018 Prince Philip Trophy Challenge, an annual river-based competition held between two local sea cadet units who have benefited from funding from the Prince Philip Trust Fund.
On Sunday 20th May, cadets from the Training Ship Iron Duke Sea Cadet Corps (Maidenhead Unit) took on cadets from Training Ship Windsor Castle Sea Cadet Corps (Windsor and Eton Unit) in a variety of river-based challenges and races to win the Prince Philip Trophy – a scale model of a ‘Cutter’ – that was given to HRH The Prince Philip by the Trustees of the Prince Philip Trust Fund on the occasion of his 85th birthday in 2006. On receipt of the model, HRH The Prince Philip donated the ‘Cutter’ to the Commanders of both the Windsor and the Maidenhead Sea Cadet Units, and so launched this annual competition for young sea cadets from the Royal Borough.
The Windsor and Eton Sea Cadets were declared the winners of the 2018 competition and were presented with the trophy by The Mayor of Maidenhead, Cllr John Lenton.