Sea Cadets celebrating second prize in a month

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HOT on the heels of being named the best unit in the south east, TS Hastings Sea Cadets has landed another prestigious cup.

The youngsters, who are based in Cinque Ports Way, St Leonards, were unveiled as the third best unit in the whole country.

And, as well as a boat full of praise, the shipmates were given the Captain’s Cup.

The trophy is awarded to any unit which narrowly misses out on the top two awards in the overall Canada Trophy but nevertheless make a big impression on the Commodore Sea Cadets (CSC).

And the curren CSC, Commodore RM Parker of the Royal Navy, was on hand to present the cup to the team from 1066 Country.

A silver coloured representation of the cup will now be sewn on the efficiency burgee for TS Hastings - and will remain for the next 12 months.

A delighted Alison Brennan-Wright, Commanding Officers of TS Hastings, said: “This is the first time in its history that Hastings Sea cadets have won this award and I would like to pass on my congratulations to everyone involved - this is an amazing achievement. “Thank you to everyone for all the efforts, especially to all the adult volunteer staff who make this possible by giving their time up for for free the children of Hastings and surrounding areas.”