Young cadet’s efforts are rewarded

Lance Corporal Joseph Harpur (right) receiving his prize from Commander Steve Layland, the Commander HMS Raleigh. Crown copyright. Credit Dave Sherfield.
Lance Corporal Joseph Harpur (right) receiving his prize from Commander Steve Layland, the Commander HMS Raleigh. Crown copyright. Credit Dave Sherfield.

The efforts of a cadet during training has earned him an award as one of the year’s top students.

Fifteen year-old Joseph Harpur, who goes to Bishop Stopford Schoool, attended a week long course at the Defence Maritime Logistics School, which taught him basic skills in cookery and stewarding.

In recognition of his performance during the course he was presented with the Defence Maritime Award for Youth Logistics Training at the school’s annual awards ceremony, held at HMS Raleigh in Cornwall.

He said: “I joined the cadets to meet like minded people and try new things, which I otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to do.

“I’m undecided on a career as yet, but the Royal Navy could be an option.

“I’m glad to have had the opportunity to participate in the course. it was well worth it.”

He became a cadet in 2010 and is part of the Kettering Sea Cadets Royal Marines Detachment, which is one of 400 units across the country.

Information on the Kettering Sea Cadets, including information for those interested in joining, is available online at www.sea-cadets.org/kettering/home.aspx.