Sea Cadets mark a most successful year

Larne Sea Cadets,Molly Kemp,Catherine Rowan and Ashleigh Alexander are pictured with Lieutenant George Hagan at their annual inspection evening in Dixon Hall. INLT 12-006-PSB
Larne Sea Cadets,Molly Kemp,Catherine Rowan and Ashleigh Alexander are pictured with Lieutenant George Hagan at their annual inspection evening in Dixon Hall. INLT 12-006-PSB

Larne Sea Cadets met at Dixon Hall in Drains Bay recently to celebrate another successful year.

Commander Buchan-Steele, area officer, carried out his inspection of the unit, TS Abercorn, and recommended the award of another Pennant to display, keeping up the full numerical sequence since Larne Sea Cadets reformed in 1988.

One of the highlights of the year for the unit was to be represented by one of their own cadets on a select UK delegation to Russia. Another was for two Larne Cadets to meet the Queen during her visit to Northern Ireland.

As the water season approaches, the unit is preparing their sailing dinghies, kayaks, power boats and rowing boat that also converts to sail. All safety equipment is provided and tuition given by fully qualified instructors.

Recruitment is underway for 12 to 18 year old girls and boys to join the unit, which meets each Monday and Thursday evening,

Current vacancies are also available for volunteer adult staff, an admin officer who should be computer literate, committee members and also opportunities for new staff, particularly females to work with the cadets. Prior knowledge is not necessary as all training can be provided. Commitment can vary from just a few hours per month to two nights per week.

More information can be obtained by visiting the unit on any Monday or Thursday evening in Dixon Hall, on the web site www.abercorn.org or from S/Lt Deirdre Lewis, officer in charge on 07889975441.