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Vice president honoured for 50 years of supporting the Sea Cadets

Vice president honoured for 50 years of supporting the Sea Cadets

Francis Batt

Vice president honoured for 50 years of supporting the Sea Cadets

A man who devoted 50 years of his life to the Sea Cadets has been honoured in front of three generations of friends.

Lt (SCC) Peter Knibbs was awarded the Captain’s Medal Citation on Thursday at T.S. Windsor Castle Sea Cadets' headquarters in Stovell Road.

Captain Mark Windsor RN, a serving officer in the Royal Navy and head of the Sea Cadet Corps, presented the medal.

Peter joined the Windsor Sea Cadets as a cadet in 1944.

From 1948 he was in the navy - serving in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Korea.

But he returned to help when the Windsor Sea Cadets reformed in 1956, ending as commanding officer - playing a leading role in training newcomers. More recently he became vice president.

Lieutenant SCC John Gathergood was also recognised for his service to the Unit. He has stepped down as Commanding Officer of the Unit after 13 years in charge. Sub Lieutenant Gareth Johns now takes up  the post.

The cadets parade every Tuesday and Thursday.

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