Family and friends gathered at the Training Ship Kent, home of the Isle of Sheppey Sea Cadets on Thursday, 15 December to see Cadet Petty Officer Keiron Hughes recognised for outstanding achievements.
He had been appointed as the County’s Sea Cadet Corps Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for 2010/11 but is now at Merchant Navy College and was unable to receive his certificate and badge earlier.
The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant (SCC) Brian Moore RNR, welcomed guests, including Lieutenant Colonel Barry Duffield, a Deputy Lieutenant, and himself a former Sea Cadet.
Making the presentation to PO Cadet Hughes, Colonel Duffield recalled attending his own Petty Officer’s course in the battleship HMS Vanguard in 1958. He went on to serve in the Royal Air Force, and completed his hat-trick of Services as an officer in Kent Army Cadet Force.