Falmouth and Penryn Sea Cadets have held their annual presentation evening when awards for a variety of achievements were handed out in front of parents and local dignitaries.

In 2017 the unit, based in Commercial Road, Penryn, was awarded another 'Burgee' for achievement. It was the seventh consecutive year the unit has received this accolade, putting it in the top 20 per cent nationally.

The inspecting officer on the night was Capt Dan Stembridge, commanding officer of RNAS Culdrose at Helston.

The Royal Naval Association Cadet of the Year was Leading Cadet Bethany Yarde-Dent. This award includes a financial bursary which will enable Bethany to go to sea for a week. Bethany, who is the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall's cadet, also won the Service to the Community Award.

The CO's most improved cadet 1st class was named as Able Cadet Ellis Alford and Seaman of the Year was Able Cadet Michael Alford. The Commanding Officer's Award went to Petty Officers Jon Brown and Jonny Farr.

The evening concluded with a presentation by senior cadets who had visited the National Arboretum in Staffordshire with the Royal British Legion, and another by cadets who gave a resume of last year's activities of the unit.

The full awards:

RNA Cadet of the Year, LC Bethany Yarde-Dent; most improved cadet, AC Ellis Alford; most promising male, Cdt1 R Kitts; most promising female, Cdt1 M Farr; best attendance, AC L Jamieson; most parades, OC D Spencer; best dressed male, Cdt1 R Payne; best dressed female,

Cdt1 E Jamieson; service in the community, Bethany Yarde-Dent; seaman of the year, AC Michael Alford; most improved sailor, Cdt1 K Klima; best new entry, Cdt D Callaghan; best junior cadet, JC T Horton; mst promising junior cadet, J Bancroft and C Anguish; Mitchell Mudpup Award, Cdt D Ruiz-Reddick; highly commended for most parades and events, cadets Klima, Sanger, Osmond, Seabourne, Jamieson, Archer Cairns, Farr, Kitts, Payne and Valentine.