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Pride as cadet pair are honoured
TWO St Albans Sea Cadets corps have been honoured at a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Lord Lieutenant for Hertfordshire.
Kyle Sharp, 17, from Hatfield was appointed Lord Lieutenant's Cadet after showing exceptional dedication and leadership skills while Pat Gosling, chairman of the St Albans Sea Cadets for the last ten years also received a Lord Lieutenant's commendation, in recognition of her work in running the management committee Both picked up their award from Sir Simon Bowes Lyon at a ceremony last week. Kyle, who is a petty officer, has reached the highest honour a cadet can attain within his area.
He said: "I have worked hard for this and can now add this to my collection of cadet honours. I am both proud of myself, my unit, and the instructors who have put the effort in to help me.
"This is an achievement I have gained with the aid of others working with and around me and because of them I have gained yet another honour."
Chairman Pat, who lives in Welwyn Garden City, said: "I have been connected with the St Albans unit for 25 years and am very proud to receive this award.
"I feel that it is not only for me but also for everybody who gives their time to make our unit a successful one."
The Sea Cadet Corps is a youth organisation where members learn a variety of training opportunities.
It is open to boys and girls between ten and 18 with all uniform provided.
The unit meets at 7pm on a Tuesday and Friday night, at the cadet hall behind Westminster Lodge swimming pool, St Albans.