Tenby’s Sea Cadets have been praised by the seaside town’s Mayor at an awards ceremony.

Mayor Cllr Dai Morgan told his colleagues at this month’s meeting of Tenby Town Council that he had attended the Sea Cadets annual presentation evening recently, held at the De Valence where he handed out awards.

“I continued to be floored at what they do,” he told his fellow town councillors.

“I did not know you could achieve BTEC qualifications via them.”

“It was an, honour and privilege to be at the evening and speak to the cadets, parents and volunteers and I have accepted the offer to be on their Board of Trustees.

“As Mayor I will also be getting a new Mayor’s Sea Cadet for next year, which is a lovely new tradition,” he continued.

Tenby Sea Cadets’ Commanding Officer SLt Lloyd Jones RNR started off the evening with a presentation, which showed supporters the activities that members had undertaken over the last year.

After this, presentation were made to all the outstanding achievements that cadets had gained, which included badges and promotions and the Burgee award that the unit had achieved.

This was followed by the Annual Awards being presented by the District Officer Lt Cdr William Elliott RNR, who joined Tenby’s Mayor.

Cllr Sam Skyrme-Blackhall said that she felt all those involved in the Sea Cadets should be congratulated.

“I cannot stress how much they have done in the town and it’s so good to see they have gone from six members to over 40,” she remarked.

“They are in our veins as a town,” she added.

Tenby Sea Cadets offered thanks on its Facebook page to the District Team, the amazing volunteers within the unit and all those who support them, posting: “Congratulations to all of you who gained badges, promotions and awards!! Keep up your amazing work for 2024!

“Thank you all for taking time to help us celebrate our cadets successes! Here’s to what 2024 brings and here’s to making more memories!!!

Tenby Sea Cadets’ based is situated alongside the harbour.

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