This year we hold host to our Annual Awards Ceremony for TS Collingwood.
With special guests including The Lord Leuitenant of Tyne and Wear, The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside and Guest from the MSSC and District Officers, our cadets were proud as punch to show of their unit and the achievements that they had acomplished throuhgout 2018.
With a smart and efficiant Guard to greet our Lord Leuitenant, she complimented and congratulated the staff and cadets on their hard work and turn out for the evening.
With a short talk about the past year and a tour around the unit we were ready for award to be handed out and the cadets waited in anticipation to hear who would be recieving these.
With a twist on the cards this year we saw our best cadets on the deck recieve their awards, 2 being awarded to the Marine Detachment in a change of tune this year. 4 cadets had recieved their award for dedication and commitment to their cadet career and future.
Participation and Best Division were next and then our new award "The Newby Award"!
Finally the overall best cadet went out and the deck congratulated this award presented by the CO of the Unit.
To end the evening our newly built and furnished classroom above the galley and landing was opened by the chairman of the unit Mr John Eltringham MBE and named "The lightfoot room". A honour to one of our supporters Mr John Lightfoot MBE.
Our guests then posed for photos with the award winners and parents got the all important photos infront of our standards on the deck.
A great night enjoyed by all and well deserved awards handed to the most deserving candidates.
A great end to our Cadet year and a brilliant way to go into 2019.