We are extremely proud to announce that Officer Cadet (RN) Kelsey Hill, who was a Leading Cadet at Ardrossan, has passed the 3 Day Royal Navy Officer Selection process the Admiralty Interview Board with Flying colours.
The 3 day assessment is a tough test with its main focus on a persons leadership ability. The board includes tests on the knowledge of the Royal Navy and on a persons ability to think quickly, Numerous Practical Leadership tasks where you have to instruct a team of people you have only recently met to work as you need them too, as well as a fitness test in the form of the bleep test, a table top planning exercise and finally the interview in front of some high ranking Naval officers.
We all knew Kelsey would pass without a problem as her skills as a leading cadets were outstanding and she was loved by all of our cadets, she brought her own unique style to her leading role in the unit and I'm sure she will do the same in the now even more responsible role as an Officer in the Royal Navy.
Kelsey is currently studying Geography at Glasgow University where she is a member of the University Royal Navy Unit, this gives her the status of an Officer Cadet in the Royal Navy, and now that she has passed her AIB it means she has been accepted into the Royal Navy's Officer Training School Britannia Royal Naval College in 2017 when she finishes her studies at university. She will be put through her paces at BRNC and will be developed into once of the best Officers of any Naval Force in the World.
When we spoke to Kelsey about her achievements she said, "Thanks to everyone at Ardrossan Sea Cadets for helping me get to university and gain the confidence to go for my AIB - I would never be here without you guys"
We are so proud of our miniature ginger for doing so well and it is great to see once again a cadet from Ardrossan going on to do wonderful things and embarking into the career they have chosen.
We wish you the best of luck for the future Kelsey!