Sea cadets’ fifth award in a row

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The Buxton Unit of the Sea Cadet Corps has been awarded a Burgee for its excellent results for the fifth year in succession.

The annual inspection by the Royal Navy saw the Unit welcome important guests, including the Mayor and Mayoress of the High Peak, Councillor David and Mrs Hilary Lomax and the Chairman of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor George Wharmby and his wife, Councillor Jean Wharmby.

Each Sea Cadet Unit is named after a Royal Navy ship, in Buxton’s case HMS Bulwark, so it was with great pleasure that the Unit received a trophy from the family of a former member of the ship’s company of HMS Bulwark RO8, the commando carrier.

The Leslie Hallam Award is to be presented each year to the cadet who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Unit during the past year. On this occasion, the trophy was presented by Laura Hallam to William Vithoulkas. The Hallam family have also donated a fund to support cadets who have difficulty in financing the cost of training courses.

The Chairman of the Unit Management Committee thanked all those who had supported fundraising activities.