Weymouth sea cadets honoured at awards ceremony

Dorset Echo: ACHIEVERS: Weymouth Sea Cadets Junior Watch with their Special Achievements Trophy presented by Captain Stephen Bramley ACHIEVERS: Weymouth Sea Cadets Junior Watch with their Special Achievements Trophy presented by Captain Stephen Bramley

COMMITTED Weymouth sea cadets have been awarded for their dedication and hard work.

Achievements from youngsters of the Weymouth Sea Cadet Unit over the past year have been celebrated at the annual presentation of the awards.

It was held at the Weymouth Sea Cadet Unit headquarters on Barrack Road and the awards were presented by Councillor Kate Wheller and unit president Captain Steve Bramley.

John Ray, deputy chairman of the Weymouth Sea Cadets, said: “The awards evening went very well and the majority of parents turned up to see their cadets.

“The sea cadets who were awarded are only 12 to 15 years old. Their hard work shows incredible dedication.”

A total of 120 family members saw awards presented to unit juniors, cadets and marines.

Commanding officer Phil Dennis praised all the cadets for the hard work they have put in over the past year.

Further praise was given to the ‘junior watch’ presented as a group with the 'special achievements trophy'.

While attending junior camp at Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester, the junior watch assisted with a rescue of a small child in a pushchair from a stream and helped the family after the incident.

Sea Cadet units are governed by the national charity MSSC – the Marine Society and Sea Cadets – with 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns and cities across the UK.

Supported by 9,000 volunteers, with the aim to inspire young people through nautical adventure and challenge to help give them a head start in life.

Youngsters can join the Sea Cadets between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. For more information email shipsoffice@weymouthseacadets.org.uk or visit weymouthseacadets.org.uk

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