Top awards for Weston cadet duo
PUBLISHED: 09:04 02 November 2010
A PAIR of long-serving Weston reservists, who have helped train a generation of young cadets, this week received a top award in recognition of their efforts.
Lieutenant Michael Fitch and Chief Petty Officer Adrian Main, who both serve with the town’s sea cadets, received awards from the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset.
Marine engineering instructor Michael runs courses at district and national level.
His commendation said: “(He is) a vital member of the unit team and a role model for the cadets and the younger members of staff.
“His leadership and wealth of experience have proven to be a great asset to Weston Sea Cadets.”
And of area staff officer Adrian, who is responsible for training standards across the region, it said: “(He is) a great role model for the young people of Weston, and pivotal to the success of the Weston Sea Cadets.”
Tony Dalby-Walsh, chief executive of the Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, said: “The Lord Lieutenant’s awards go to those individuals that have not only served their regiment and their local community, but whose contribution has exceeded all expectation and demand.
“We received countless citations and the final selection wasn’t easy, but I know that the cadets and the reservists we have picked fully embody and demonstrate the commitment and dedication we expect from our finest.”