‘I’ve never been so proud’ - sea cadets gain official recognition
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Two years’ hard work paid off as north Norfolk’s first sea cadet unit was officially recognised.
Cadets from Wells' T.S. Eliza Adams were visited by the head of the charity, Captain Philip Russell Royal Navy, for an inspection and demonstration of their skills on September 5.
Having been formed in September 2017, T.S. Eliza Adams consists of 36 cadets aged between 10 and 18 and meets every week at Alderman Peel High School.
The unit, named after the town's first official lifeboat, has now been recommended to become a fully fledged member of the Sea Cadet Corps.
Captain Russell said: "I can honestly say it was a privilege to attend. I left feeling uplifted by the enthusiasm of the cadets and the entire management team and instructional staff."
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Noel Wheatley MBE, chairman of Wells Sea Cadets, added: "In my 40 years with sea cadets, I have never been so proud of a group.
"The last two years has been extremely hard work and has seen us start from nothing and grow into a thriving youth organisation."
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