Annual prize giving celebrates top Sea Cadets

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PETERHEAD Sea Cadets celebrated the successes of 2012 during T.S. Caledonia’s annual prize giving held at the unit’s headquarters at the Seagate in Peterhead recently.

The Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, James Ingleby, was guest of honour to present the awards following another successful year for the unit.

During the evening, the Sea Cadets showcased their skills to parents and guests before taking part in the prize giving ceremony.

Gregor Goodbrand received the Woodend Shield for best attendance and was also presented the Thores Trophy for Runner Up Junior rate cadet of the year.

Caitlin Willows-Ritchie and Matthew McDonald received the Bosun Trophy and Lance Strachan received the Rob Smith Trophy.

Sean Cameron received Best New Recruit, Best Sportsperson was given to the girls rowing team and Jason Gordon was presented with the Commanding Officers Cup and the Sandfly trophy.

Ian Buchan received the Wilson Trophy, Mary Mackay received the Proxima Accesit for advancement, Jake Strachan got the Premier Trophy and Liam Fitzell got the Mirkanda Cup for junior rate cadet.

Talia Cook received a Merit Certificate for her contribution to the International Exchange Programme, Hannah Strachan and Bethany Watt got the Neil Trophy for runner up cadet of the year while Mark Brown received the Presidents Cup for cadet of the year.

During the prize giving, the Lord Lieutenant presented badges to three newly promoted Petty Officer Cadets Bethany Watt, Talia Cook and Liam Homewood.

This year’s prize giving also acknowledged the unit staff’s commitment to training and 
Petty Officer John Strachan was awarded his six years good conduct badge.