HARD-WORKING sea cadets from Stafford and Rugeley are flying high with their achievements.
The junior section of the unit, made up of 10 and 11-year-olds, won the Dolphin award for being the top in the north west for outstanding achievement over a 12-month period.
Awards are presented based on how many junior cadets come along regularly, how many camps they have been attending and the qualifications achieved.
They beat off competition from 50 junior sections to scoop the award.
The unit, based in Riverway, has also achieved Burgee status from National Sea Cadets, following a Royal Naval inspection and field assessment. It is only awarded to the top 10 per cent of sea cadet units in the country.
And the unit’s Leading Cadet Harvey Witts has been chosen to represent the UK Sea Cadet Corps on an international exchange in Australia. He was one of six people chosen out of 300 applicants nationwide. He will attend official functions, visiting Australian Naval bases and other Australian sites. He is the first cadet from Stafford get the opportunity.
Anyone interested in joining the Stafford and Rugeley Sea Cadets, should log on to www.scctssuperb.com.