Mablethorpe cadets selected for Lord Lieutenants Award

Pictured are Mablethorpe Air Cadets with representatives from the Royal British Legion.

Pictured are Mablethorpe Air Cadets with representatives from the Royal British Legion.

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Mablethorpe Air Cadets were shocked to discover that they are going to be presented with the prestigious Lord Lieutenants Award.

Members from the Mablethorpe and District branch of the Royal British Legion came along to the cadets unit in the town last week to present them with a letter from the County Youth Officer of Lincolnshire announcing that they had won the award.

Brian Marsden (County Youth Officer) in the letter said: “Congratulations and keep up the excellent work.”

This year the cadets have established an even greater rapport with members of the Royal British Legion and the community.

They have spent a lot of time raising funds for the Poppy Appeal as well as supporting the Royal British Legion, which has included the 
‘Lights Out in Mablethorpe,’ which was for the commemoration of 100 years 
since World War One.

Fundraising organiser for the Royal British Legion, Mark Reddin, said: “The cadets are a credit to the unit and make everyone in the town proud.”

Commanding Officer for the unit, warrant officer Scott Gardiner, added: “It is an incredible achievement and the recognition is well deserved.

“The cadets really enjoy participating in the many community events that are organised in the town and are always keen in supporting the Royal British Legion.

“It is lovely to have such a good rapport between the younger and older generations.”

The cadets will be presented with the Trophy at the County Poppy launch on Saturday, October 25 at East Kirkby.

The accolade will be presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire.

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