Top award for Huyton Adult Volunteer


Huyton with Roby sea cadets are celebrating success following their Commanding Officer Lieutenant M Farrell received a national award for the best Commanding Officer in the country.

Lt Farrell was awarded the Captain Roddie Casement (Royal Navy) Award, which is awarded annually to the commanding officer who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to the values of the Sea Cadet organisation.

Lt Farrell of Huyton with Roby unit was selected from the 400 units around the United Kingdom and presented the award by retired Royal Navy Officer Commander Casement. The presentation took place at the Sea Cadet unit headquarters in Huyton where Lt Farrell was commended for his demonstration of commitment, strong leadership and youth training, achieving many successes and overcoming a great number of challenges.

During his tenure in Command he has led the unit to be awarded best Sea Cadet unit in the country, and he has ensured local people have had access to a wide variety of opportunities and experiences including overseas visits (Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Gibraltar, France), training with externally recognised qualifications (BTEC, Institute of Leadership and Management, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Royal Yachting Association, First Aid) and sporting competitions at the highest level within the organisation that otherwise would not have been available to them.

Over 1000 young people in Knowsley have benefitted from training and opportunities under his command, enhancing their citizenship and employability skills.

Lt Farrell said: “Teamwork has been the essence of the success which would not have been achieved without the engagement of young people, adult volunteers and management committee both past and present”.

The success and opportunity of the young people is at the heart of his and the unit’s ethos which shows in their individual and team achievements.

BZ Lt Farrell!

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