Peterhead Sea Cadets crowned top north unit

Peterhead Sea Cadets - the ship's company and guests following their presentation of top unit in Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland for 2012
Peterhead Sea Cadets - the ship's company and guests following their presentation of top unit in Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland for 2012

Peterhead Sea Cadets have been named as the top unit in Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland for 2012.

The ships company of T.S. Caledonia based at Seagate, Peterhead, were awarded the prestigious Stevenson Trophy on Friday last week.

Captain Adams appointing Petty Officer Cadet Hannah Strachan as Navy Board Cadet for 2013

Captain Adams appointing Petty Officer Cadet Hannah Strachan as Navy Board Cadet for 2013

Northern Area Officer Captain Peter Adams RN visited the unit to present the award.

Cadets, parents and supporters of the unit were joined by local MP Eilidh Whiteford, Councillor Stephen Smith and T.S. Caledonia’s President Captain Alex Auld for the presentation.

Captain Adams presented the award to Petty Officer Cadets Mark Brown, Hannah Strachan and Mary Mackay.

This is the sixth time the Peterhead unit has won this prestigious award.Commenting on the award, T.S. Caledonia’s Commanding Officer Sub Lieutenant John Bowman RNR said: “2012 has been a fantastic year for our unit, I am immensely proud of the work from the cadets, adult volunteers and UMC which has gone into achieving this award and also the support from the wider community, which continues to make T.S. Caledonia a unit to be proud of.”

Also during the evening Captain Adams presented Petty Officer Cadet Hannah Strachan with her appointment as Navy Board Cadet for 2013.

Hannah, 16, has been selected as the Navy Board Cadet for Northern Area and her role will include accompanying senior Royal Navy Officers and Navy Board members to official ceremonial events.

Speaking after the event, Eilidh Whiteford MP said: “I’m delighted for the young people involved and send them my congratulations on their achievement.

“This success is a testament to the Peterhead Sea Cadet Unit and their leaders and the town can be justly proud.”