sea cadets bring home the silverware at drill competition
cadets from Burnham-On-Sea have got off to a winning start in
their bid to retain the national drill and ceremonial competition
enthusiastic cadets won all of the trophies in their category
in the Somerset and Dorset district competition at the weekend.
event is normally won or lost by a small handful of points but
the Burnham cadets won by 99 points over the second-placed team.
Officer Cadet Matt Tutton, the Squad Commander, won the Best Squad
Commander trophy and Able Cadet Imogen Howard won the Best Dressed
Cadet with the team winning the overall event.
started before Christmas and the cadets have dedicated additional
time to practice their routine while also working on the presentation
of their uniforms.
Officer Lieutenant Bob Silverthorne says he is "immensely
proud" of the cadets, especially as several of them are fairly
new and have integrated extremely well.
now look forward to the South West Area competition at HMS Raleigh
over the weekend of 16th-17th March and will be training hard
to do Burnham proud," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
won the national event last
year and will be hoping they can repeat their success in 2013.
young people aged 10-18 who are interested in becoming part of
the successful unit should either contact the group at email@example.com
or by calling in on a Monday or Thursday evening between 7pm and