Congratulations to this year's national trophy and award winners, announced today.
Flitwick & Ampthill has won the coveted Canada Trophy, which is awarded to the unit considered to have attained the highest standard over the year. Portsmouth has secured the Thomas Gray Memorial Trophy, which is the runner-up to the Canada Trophy and was won last year by Scarborough and, finally, South Sheilds took home the Captain’s Cup.
Captain Sea Cadets, Captain Phil Russell, said: "Overall the standards this year were really high, so choosing a winner was a very difficult task. All of the nominees are doing an excellent job in delivering the Sea Cadets experience, however, a special mention must go to Flitwick & Ampthill who’s cadet focused approach stood out a little further than the rest."
Other awards and trophies include:
Stephenson Trophy: Flitwick & Ampthill, Southwark, South Shields, Barrow in Furness, Portsmouth, and Tewkesbury
McBeath Trophy: Richmond
Captain Roddie Casement Sword: SC/Lt (SCC) James Thompson RNR, London
Next year's Gibraltar Cup contenders were also revealed. They are:
Eastern Area: Sheffield
London Area: Chelmsford
Northern Area: Queensferry
North West Area: Preston
Southern Area: Caterham
South West Area: Redditch & Bromsgrove
You can view the full list of winners here.