RAFAA visits 800NAS Sea Cadet Unit
Rear Admiral Cunningham CBE the Chief of Staff Aviation & Carriers and Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm spent Thursday 11th October at Kettering Unit 800 NAS SCC.
Along with Admiral Cunningham, Captain Andy Barnwell and Commander David Lindsay RN the last Commanding Officer of 800 NAS, took part in the Dedication of the units New Colour and the presentation of the Units Burgee for 2012.
Commanding Officer Lt (SCC) Marc (Sparky) Pether RMR along with his staff and Cadets laid on a full ceremonial Divisions and the Admiral was greeted by the Ships Companies Guard of Honour.
The New Colour was blessed by the Units Padre the Reverend Helen Carr before Admiral Cunningham was asked to present it to Petty Officer Debra Stacey. Following the ceremony 800’s Band performed for the Guests and they all toured the unit taking the opportunity to talk with the Cadets.
Following evening colours the Unit presented Admiral Cunningham with a gift to remember his time with them and also presented Commander Lindsay with a replica model of the Harrier GR9 flown by him in 800’s final flight colours.
Lt Pether said, “ it was a great honour to have both Admiral Cunningham and Commander Lindsay visit the unit on the same night, and we have provide and insight into the work that the Cadets do within the local community”.