Gleaming brass belt buckles and shiny boots were the order of the day for TS Morrow naval cadets last Saturday.
They pounded the pavement in their fi nal parade for 2012, an occasion that also featured the presentation of awards for the year.
Winner of the prestigious RSL Shield for the Most Improved Cadet was Able Seaman Wasim Penny, while the Best Senior Sailor award went to Leading Seaman Corin Desmond, who had trouble keeping a straight face.
That was no doubt caused by his award being announced and presented by the unit’s commanding offi cer, Lt Anthony Desmond, who happens to be LS Desmond’s father.
With another year of discipline and parade ground drill behind them, all at TS Morrow are now preparing for a really big event, when the naval cadet unit celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2013.GARY WARNER