The Eastbourne Sea Cadets has a new chairman after receiving multiple awards.
After 13 years at the helm, Bob Hamblyn, the unit’s chairman, has stepped down.
His role as leader of the Sea Cadets in Eastbourne will be taken over by Mike Jones.
Mr Hamblyn said, “ It has been a fantastic 13 years and it is truly incredible to see the unit grow from strength to strength.
“The Sea Cadets have always been dear to my heart and I will surely miss it.
“I wish the new interim chairman, Mike Jones all the best and hope the unit can keep on growing.”
Eastbourne Sea Cadet Unit is also celebrating yet another successful year after being awarded both the Stephenson’s Trophy and the coveted Gibraltar Cup for the second year in a row. The Stephenson’s Trophy is presented annually to the best unit in the south for factors including cadet and staff training qualifications, which the unit have managed to achieve more than 400 with their attendance at local civic ceremonies, area and national events. The Gibraltar cup is an annual competition held at the Royal Marine Commando base in Devon and awarded to the best National Royal Marine Cadet Detachment.
Eastbourne Sea Cadets are absolutely delighted to have recently been nominated for a third year.
Commanding officer LT Juniper said, “ We are so proud of everything the unit has achieved and the great enthusiasm, commitment and pride shown by each and every cadet.
“It is truly amazing, we couldn’t have asked for more.”
This year has also seen the cadets receive top marks in their annual Royal Navy Parade and they had the honour of attending the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee royal pageant, the Buckingham Palace concert and garden party. They also went to the National Trafalgar Parade, as well as local events including Airbourne, Beachy Head Marathon and for the first time carried the town’s colours flag during Remembrance Sunday Parade.
For more information on the charity call Stephanie Juniper on 07725 246470 or visit www.sea-cadets.org/eastbourne.