Top award for Caistor cadet at presentation ceremony

Marine cadet Frank Favill with his award EMN-151215-180647001
Marine cadet Frank Favill with his award EMN-151215-180647001

A student from Caistor Yarborough Academy has been presented with Royal Marines Cadet’s top award by his local unit.

Fifteen-year-old Frank Favill was named Royal Marines Cadet of the Year for 2015.

The presentation was made by Area Officer Commander Bagott-Jewitt RN during the annual awards ceremony held at the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sea Cadet headquarters.

Although Frank has only been with the cadet unit for just over a year, he has clearly made an impression.

Speaking at the awards evening, Detachment Commander Craig Stafford said: “Marine Cadet Frank has put in a lot of effort over the past year and is a role model to all other Royal Marines Cadets in my detachment.

“He has embraced the full cadet experience and has potential to go a lot further in the coming years.

“Well done on your award as it is thoroughly deserved.”

The awards night is held to recognise the hard work and commitment cadets put in each year.

“I feel proud and honoured to have won the award,” said Frank.

Over the past year, Frank has been a very active member of the unit.

He attended the annual Easter and Summer Camp with other young people from around the Eastern Area and also represented the Detachment at their annual field craft assessment in October.

He also attended the VJ commemoration service in Market Rasen, where he had the opportunity to speak to veterans.

As part of the Sea Cadets, the Royal Marines Cadets get to do a range of waterborne activities, as well as branching off into serious adventurous training too.

Units specialise in things such as orienteering, fieldcraft and weapon handling, and take part in training sessions across the country to test their navigational skills and challenge themselves as they work together as a team.

The local Sea Cadets meet twice a week at their unit on Royal Court in Grimsby on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, between 6.45pm and 9pm.

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