Sea Cadets fly flag in Hastings

The TS Hastings Sea Cadets are delighted with their award

The TS Hastings Sea Cadets are delighted with their award

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FUTURE stars of Britain’s navy have been awarded the top level of a national assessment scheme.

Youngsters from the TS Hastings Sea Cadets, who are currently riding high as the third best branch in the country following an earlier assessment in 2010, have now been awarded the burgee, a particular flag given to branches that achieve the highest standard in a nationwide Sea Cadet assessment.

Commanding Officer Alison Brennan-Wright said she was ‘extremely proud’ of her cadets.

“The assessment process is very thorough. They have to complete a lot of training requirements, including dress, bearing, recruitment and community activity,” she said.

The branch currently boasts more than 50 children, aged 10 to 18, from Hastings, St Leonards, Bexhill and Battle.

To join the branch, visit parades at The Foreshore, Cinque Ports Way,

St Leonards on Tuesday or Friday from 7pm to 9pm, or visit www.sea-cadets.org/hastings