Awards for King's Lynn Sea Cadets
The Sea Cadets of King’s Lynn were rewarded for their hard work in 2022 with the unit’s annual Awards Night.
There was an excellent turnout of parents and friends who have continuously supported the cadets.
Congratulations to Cadet 1st Jonathan, Cadet 1st Theo, Cadet 1st Louis, Cadet 1st Isabel, Cadet Harry, Cadet Archie, and Junior Cadet Amelia, for their achievements.
Mayor Bambridge presenting Junior Cadet of the Year to OC Amelia
Many of the trophies presented on the night were kindly donated by ex-cadets and members of the Royal Navy. The Clayton Waterborne cup, for example, is awarded to the cadet who has excelled themselves in waterborne activities such as sailing and rowing and was donated by the family of Charles Duce Clayton RN, who sadly passed away when HM Sub Sidon exploded in 1955. Thanks are given to all donors for their generosity.
Special guests on the night included Mayor of Kings Lynn, Lesley Bambridge and Colonel Tim Allen OBE from the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association, who awarded the trophies to the cadets, and The Royal British Legion, who presented The Roe Youth Cup to the unit for continuously supporting the Royal British Legion in Norfolk.
Colonel Tim Allen OBE with OC Jonathan, OC Theo , OC Louis
Mayor Bambridge’s closing remarks about the importance of the Sea Cadets to the community and the cadets themselves is greatly appreciated and as always, the King’s Lynn unit is recruiting. Children from the age of 10 upwards can join, learning important skills that will stay with them for life.
Mayor Bambridge and representatives of the Royal British Legion, who awarded King's Lynn Sea Cadets the Roe Youth Cup, accepted by Petty Officer Kurt Massen
Petty Officer (SCC) Kurt Massen, Commanding Officer, said: “To be able to give out all these awards, and additionally having the cadets gain their next rank and badges for good conduct and new qualifications shows the tremendous amount of hard work and effort put in by our cadets. Both the cadets and adult volunteers work hard all year and all the cadets should be proud of their accomplishments. It would be great to see some more cadets and adults join our ranks to continue to grow this fantastic Sea Cadet Unit.”
King’s Lynn Sea Cadets has been a charity for over 80 years, with the aim of teaching children the values and traditions of the Navy, passing on important skills and giving them exciting experiences that they may not get at home. Cadets are encouraged to take risks in a safe environment and try things they’ve never done before. For more information visit https://www.sea-cadets.org/kingslynn.
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