Stonehaven Sea Cadets received a visit from the Grampian District Officer Lt Cdr (SCC) Brian Mair RNR for a special presentation.
He presented the Cadet Forces Medal to Petty Officer (SCC) Chris Kelly in recognition of having given 12 years continuous uniformed service to the Corps.
At the same time, a CFM clasp was awarded to Chief Petty Officer (SCC) Stuart Campbell for his 18 years service as a uniformed adult volunteer.
It was not only adults who were presented with achievement awards though.
Leading Cadet Markus Coolahan was awarded his rating badges in recognition of his promotion to petty officer cadet, the highest cadet rating in the Sea Cadets.
In recognition of having achieved every module in the Junior Sea Cadet programme, Leading Junior Jamie Smith was presented with the Commodore’s Pennant.
Finally, it was also announced that Able Cadet Brendan Hall had successfully completed his Advancement Board held the previous weekend at Gordon Barracks in Aberdeen and so was promoted to the rate of Leading Cadet.
Commanding Officer S/Lt (SCC) Sean Fraser RNR said “It is always a pleasure to be able to formally recognise the dedication and effort that adult volunteers provide to the Sea Cadets both on and off the water. Without them, the Unit simply would not function and we would not be able to offer our current wide range of opportunities to the youngsters of Stonehaven and beyond.”
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