VIPs look on as cadets are honoured

Cadet Jake Fazackerley being presented the Band For The Day trophy by second officer Sonja Allen. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (143330-8632)
Cadet Jake Fazackerley being presented the Band For The Day trophy by second officer Sonja Allen. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (143330-8632)
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SHIPSHAPE youngsters beamed with pride as they were presented with awards for their hard work over the past year.

Cadets aged eight to 18 at TS Tenacity were handed awards by the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor David Norris, at the ceremony at the Nautical Training Corp Unit, The Castle Street Centre, Portchester.

25/11/2014 (KB)''TS Tenacity held their presentation evening on Tuesday evening in Portchester.''Pictured is: TS Tenacity sea cadets (back l-r) Leading Seaman Adison Pitts (13), Acting Petty Officer Josie Webb (15), Acting Leading Seaman Kim Webb (13) and Cadet Jake Fazackerley (14) with (front l-r) Cadets Kerri-Anne Spencer (10), Kezza Gallagher (10) and Shannon Gallagher (11) with their awards.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143330-8662) PPP-141125-223535001

25/11/2014 (KB)''TS Tenacity held their presentation evening on Tuesday evening in Portchester.''Pictured is: TS Tenacity sea cadets (back l-r) Leading Seaman Adison Pitts (13), Acting Petty Officer Josie Webb (15), Acting Leading Seaman Kim Webb (13) and Cadet Jake Fazackerley (14) with (front l-r) Cadets Kerri-Anne Spencer (10), Kezza Gallagher (10) and Shannon Gallagher (11) with their awards.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143330-8662) PPP-141125-223535001

Molly Jones is the treasurer of organisation.

She said: ‘It was an absolutely fantastic evening.

‘We had a really good attendance from our VIPs which included the mayor and Commander Steve Shaw from the Royal Navy.

‘We are incredibly proud of our cadets.

25/11/2014 (KB)''TS Tenacity held their presentation evening on Tuesday evening in Portchester.''Pictured is: Acting Petty Officer Josie Webb (15) with her trophies.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143330-8693) PPP-141125-223654001

25/11/2014 (KB)''TS Tenacity held their presentation evening on Tuesday evening in Portchester.''Pictured is: Acting Petty Officer Josie Webb (15) with her trophies.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143330-8693) PPP-141125-223654001

‘They are a very good bunch and have worked really hard.

‘The girl with the best attendance didn’t miss a single week.

‘The boy with the best attendance only missed one week.

‘It was an event where the cadets earn their stripes for good conduct, or as we like to say, undetected crime!

‘We gave out trophies for best dressed and best turned out. It was a great evening.’

The Nautical Training Corps (NTC) is a uniformed youth that helps young people develop their full potential through nautically-based training.

They are taught how to sail, canoe, climb, shoot and even join a marching band.

The youngest member of TS Tenacity is just eight years old.

New members are always welcome to join. To find out more go to ntc.org.uk/tenacity.