Wellingborough Sea Cadets salute our NHS heroes

Despite not being able to meet up as normal, these youngsters donned their uniforms and saluted all the key workers doing this country proud

Sea cadets from Wellingborough have taken to their doorsteps to salute our NHS staff and key workers.

After receiving special permission to wear their uniforms, members of the sea cadets based at Wrenn School joined people across the country in saying thank you to the NHS and other key workers with a salute last Thursday (April 9).

Commanding officer Toni Austin said: "As you are aware with the current situation it has been very difficult for the cadets to continue with normal training so the staff have been busy setting the cadets a number of local challenges but also nationally within the sea cadets.

Some of the Wellingborough sea cadets saluting our NHS heroes and key workers

"On April 9 cadets were given permission to put their uniform on and to salute all the key workers up and down the country.

"Wellingborough Sea Cadets were extremely keen to be part of this and a number of cadets put their uniform on and not only clapped but also saluted the heroes.

"Some of the cadets that got involved included Lilly Goodson, Alex and Luca Chandler, Jake Herbert, Amy and Eli Scholtz, Curtis Stewart-rose, Nathan Monday and Josh Hudson."

It is a difficult time for the cadets as they can't meet up, but the group is looking forward to when they can get back to normal training.

Toni said: "From April 1, the cadets would usually be making the most of the lighter evening and would be boating at the local boating station in Thrapston as well as kayaking sessions at the Embankment.

"A number of cadets were also due to be participating in their Duke of Edinburgh award over this week which will now be re-scheduled when the restrictions have been lifted.

"Earlier this year the sea cadets were also given a full affiliation to the MSSC and have also received a charity number.

"As a commanding officer for Wellingborough Sea Cadets I am humbled by their willingness

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to be involved with community activities and how much the cadets achieve.

"When the cadets started sending me the photos it showed me how proud they are of their uniform and how much they love being part of a fantastic organisation."

Anyone interesting in joining the group can follow the Wellingborough Sea Cadets Facebook page or email [email protected]