Cadets honoured at awards ceremony

A cadet is praised for her service
A cadet is praised for her service

CADETS from Eastbourne were among a group from across Sussex who were congratulated on their service and recent achievements.

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Peter Field, was on hand at this week’s award ceremony held in nearby Brighton where 20 Territorial Army soldiers, cadet instructors and cadets from all three services – Sea, Army and Air – were presented with a host of medals and certificates.

Among those honoured with a local link were Captain Robert Brown – a 62-year-old a retired physics teacher from St Bede’s who has served with Sussex Army Cadet Force for 20 years, and Colour Sergeant Glinn Pike, 37, an electrician from Eastbourne who has served with the local Sea Cadet corps since 1987.

Both were presented a Lord Lieutenant’s Meritorious Certificate in recognition of their outstanding loyalty and commitment to the volunteer reserve forces.

Captain Jim Juniper, 47, also of Easbourne’s Sea Cadet corps was presented his 2nd Clasp to his Cadet Forces Medal in recognition of 24 years service with the cadet movement.

During the ceremony, the Lord Lieutenant paid tribute to the trio for their hard work and commitment to the reserve forces and thanked all their civilian employers for their understanding and support.