Wisbech Sea Cadets held their annual inspection and presentation of awards on Thursday at the TS Falcon headquarters in Sandyland.
Guest of honour was the area commander Charles Bagot Jewitt DL RN who inspected the cadets and presented the awards. Also attending was Wisbech deputy mayor Samantha Hoy, parents and representatives from various groups and organisations. The cadets, aged ten to 18, demonstrated a range of their skills from a heaving line presentation, showing how to throw the heaving line to land in a small basket, through to First Aid and a cookery demonstration by the junior section.
The parade is the final part of the Unit’s annual efficiency and authority to train inspection.
Awards went to: Seamanship - Leading Cadet Kirsty Jauncey. Marine Engineering - Leading Cadet Tony Moore. Drill and Ceremonial Award - Able Cadet Ian Mattless. Boatwork Award - Able Cadet Daniel Blackwell. 1st Lieutenant Award - Leading Cadet Tony Moore. Cadet of the Year Award - Leading Cadet Kirsty Jauncey.
A special award for service to Wisbech Sea Cadets went to Lieutenant(SCC) Andrew Foster Royal Naval Reserve who, after taking Command of the Sea Cadets in 2001, stood down as Commanding Officer in January. His partner, Kathleen Green, also received a presentation of thanks.
The Unit received its Efficiency award for 2012 accepted by Lieutenant(SCC) Andrew Foster, Able Cadet Daniel Blackwell and Ordinary Cadet Barnaby Gray.
The event was followed by a buffet prepared by the Parents and Supporters’ Association.
• More details on Wisbech Sea Cadets visit http://www.sea-cadets.org/wisbech/