SEA Cadets from Bury St Edmunds have again been awarded the highest accolade for a sea cadet unit after their annual inspection last Thursday.
Cadets paraded before families and guests and were inspected by Commander E Langley RN, who awarded TS Edmund its fourth ‘burgee’ in a row. This is a pennant for excellence.
Cllr Christopher Spicer, Mayor of St Edmundsbury, attended as did Cllr Bob Cockle, a regular supporter, and David Ruffley, MP for Bury St Edmunds, who said the cadets were an ‘excellent example’ of British youth.
TS St Edmund is run at The Klondyke in the grounds of County Upper School and takes young people from the ages of 10 to 18.
Marine cadets meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7.15pm and 9.15pm and the junior section for 10 to 12 year olds meets on Tuesday between 7.15pm and 9.15pm.
The Sea Cadets at Bury also have a thriving band section which features at public events in the town.