Leading Cadet Oliver from Sittingbourne Unit has completed his Sea Cadet training.
Oliver joined the unit in November 2011 as a Junior Cadet. Upon turning 12 he joined the main Cadet section and made his way through the ranks while picking up qualifications in Catering, climbing and much more recently gaining his First aid at work qualification.
Oliver has made the most of the boating qualifications available to him gaining his BCU 2* award in Paddlesports, Offshore grade 1, RYA sailing stage 2 and has become a coxswain in rowing.
In March 2017 Oliver attended a gruelling weekend putting his skills to the test on a Leading Cadet board. He passed the course and was promoted to Leading Cadet.
Back at the unit he put this in to action helping the staff to organise the younger Cadets and helping teach them too.
Oliver has just turned 18 so had his last night as a Cadet at the unit. The unit presented Oliver with a tankard and a certificate to thank him for his help the last year as a leading Cadet and to remind him of the 6 years he spent as a Cadet.
Oliver is going to take a break from the unit for a few months while he concentrates on his A-Level exams and decides what he wants to do with his future career wise.
We hope to see him back at the unit as a volunteer soon.