Peterhead Sea Cadets has been awarded the Sea Cadet Corps highest accolade, the Canada Trophy, after being named as the top Unit in Britain for the second time in the Unit’s history.
The Cadets aged 10 to 18 were presented with the trophy during a special event at T.S. Caledonia on Friday, March 27.
The Royal Navy’s Flag Officer Scotland, Northern Ireland Rear Admiral John Clink OBE presented the award to T.S. Caledonia’s Officer in Charge, Sub-Lieutenant (SCC) John Bowman RNR.
During the presentation each Cadet was presented with a commemorative medal and badge to wear on their uniform for the duration of their time in the Corps.
Commenting on their achievement T.S. Caledonia’s Officer in Charge Sub-Lieutenant (SCC) John Bowman RNR said: “This is a fantastic result for a small Unit in the North East of Scotland when you consider there are over 400 Units nationwide.
“I am immensely proud of our Cadets, adult volunteer team and unit management committee who give their time freely and willingly for the young people of Peterhead and surrounding areas.”
In a very proud night the Adult Volunteers and Cadets showcased the Unit’s achievements over the past year to the invited guests.
The cadets also displayed their high standards of uniform and drill during their Colours Ceremony before showcasing the variety of training on offer at the unit.
The presentation of the Canada Trophy followed.
The Canada Trophy is seen as the pinnacle of achievement in the Corps.
The trophy was originally presented by the Navy League of Canada for competition in the Sea Cadet Corps to commemorate the first visit of Canadian Sea Cadets to Great Britain in 1947.
The trophy is awarded annually to the Unit which is considered to have attained the very highest standard of all round efficiency in the previous year.
The Peterhead Unit is currently fundraising to try and raise £150,000 to replace the Unit’s leaking roof and upgrade the Unit headquarters.