NEWS

AUGUST 7TH 2018

Award for long-serving volunteer

Bruce Luckman LL Cert

Senior Adult Volunteer Lieutenant (SCC ) Bruce Luckman RNR  with the rest of the Buxton team

The Commanding Officer of Buxton Sea Cadets was presented with a Lord-Lieutenants Certificate for Meritorious Service.

Senior Adult Volunteer Lieutenant (SCC ) Bruce Luckman RNR was presented with his certificate by Louise Potter the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire during the unit’s annual inspection in June.

He explained: “It was a total surprise, all be it a nice surprise. On reflection I am very humbled and very proud to be recognised for something I do as a matter of course.

“I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing young people progress from awkward teenagers to well-rounded adults. The development I have seen during my time with the Sea Cadets has been fantastic. We have moved from training in a small space to a larger centre and our attendance levels have grown over the years which was fantastic to be a part of.  

“Overall it’s really good fun and it can be very rewarding, in both terms of personal development and putting something back into the community.”

Bruce Luckman LL Cert

The award was presented during the unit’s annual inspection

After going to the unit to help and teach the cadets sailing he joined the Sea Cadets as a uniformed instructor in 1984 and was later promoted to an officer in 1990.

In November 1993, he took charge of the Buxton unit as an Officer In Charge. Then in 1997 he was promoted to Commanding Officer. 

This year was his 25th inspection in charge of the unit and was carried out by the Area Officer Commander Charlie Bagot-Jewitt RN and Lieutenant Commander (SCC) John Matthews RNR.

A lot of parents attended the annual inspection and the cadets put on a Nelsonian Cannon Display, a rigging demonstration on one of the new Quest sailing dinghies and the units newly formed band performed for the 1st time.

To find out more about joining Buxton Sea Cadets as either a cadet or adult volunteer please call 01298 78092.  

“Overall it’s really good fun and it can be very rewarding, in both terms of personal development and putting something back into the community.”