This evening I was invited to attend the awards ceremony at the sea cadet unit in Tewkesbury. The award being presented was in fact the Queens award for volunteers. A certificate was presented signed by the Queen commending the unit on the tremendous amount of work that is carried out by volunteers to ensure that the young people grow into adulthood with the values and gifts rooted in the culture of the Royal Navy. The award was a beautiful crystal trophy presented by Lord Lieutenant for Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter DBE, CVO. Following the formal presentation we were invited to look around the unit at the various classes the cadets were engaged with and after that a buffet supper was served.
Congratulations to all those involved in the unit they should be very proud and it was a privilege to be invited.