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See pictures of Ipswich Waterfront from 1982

PUBLISHED: 12:45 14 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 17 July 2018

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH

Can you spot the RW Paul building in the background of this shot from the Sea Cadets Regatta at Ipswich Docks in 1982? Picture: IVAN SMITH

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Ipswich Waterfront looks dramatically different in these photos taken at the Sea Cadets Regatta in 1982.

Two teams battle it out in the rowing race Picture: IVAN SMITHTwo teams battle it out in the rowing race Picture: IVAN SMITH

The area has undergone significant change in the past 15 years and work has just got underway on the eyesore ‘Winerack’ building, which will change the landscape once more.

Cadets prepare their boat for action Picture: IVAN SMITHCadets prepare their boat for action Picture: IVAN SMITH

The docks are still an important gateway to the town and several large businesses are still based on the Waterfront alongside the University of Suffolk, student accommodation, luxury residences and cafes and restaurants.

These cadets are ready for the race Picture: IVAN SMITHThese cadets are ready for the race Picture: IVAN SMITH

These photos were taken during the Ipswich Sea Cadets Regatta when members showcased their skills in sailing, rowing and boat handling.

This scene from the 1982 Sea Cadets Regatta has changed dramatically in recent years Picture: IVAN SMITHThis scene from the 1982 Sea Cadets Regatta has changed dramatically in recent years Picture: IVAN SMITH

The first Sea Cadet unit was established in 1854 at Whitstable in Kent, to give youngsters a chance to learn naval skills.

Working as a team at the Sea Cadets Regatta Picture: IVAN SMITHWorking as a team at the Sea Cadets Regatta Picture: IVAN SMITH

Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the Unit Headquarters. The movement continues today with 400 HQs across the UK.

A flotilla of boats can be seen sailing across Ipswich Docks Picture: IVAN SMITHA flotilla of boats can be seen sailing across Ipswich Docks Picture: IVAN SMITH

We want to hear your memories of being in the Sea Cadets, or watching demonstrations like this.

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