Lieutenant Lucy pays a visit to her old Exmouth club to present award

PUBLISHED: 12:30 02 December 2016

Lieutenant Lucy O’Callaghan gives awards to the Exmouth Sea Cadet group.

Lieutenant Lucy O'Callaghan gives awards to the Exmouth Sea Cadet group.


A Royal Navy officer made a return to her old stomping ground to present Exmouth's Sea Cadets with their latest award, writes Daniel Green.

Lieutenant Lucy O’Callaghan, an officer based in Portsmouth and serving on HMS Cattistock, visited her former group to hand them their 8th burgee, a pennant which recognises outstanding achievement. Lucy is one of the first female Royal Navy clearance divers and was delighted to present the well-earned award especially as she is a former Exmouth sea cadet too!

The commanding officer of Exmouth Sea Cadets, Neil Gregory, said Lucy’s achievement reflected the values his group aimed for.

He said: “We try to install into our cadets qualities to help them succeed in the future.

“Lucy is the embodiment of what the staff at TS Exmouth Sea Cadets are trying to achieve, not just in the armed services, but in life in general.”

TS Exmouth Sea Cadets is presently recruiting new cadets, so if you are aged over 10 and would like to have lots of fun whilst learning new skills, then pop along on a Monday or Thursday evening from 6.45pm until 9pm to learn more about the Sea Cadets and the Royal Marine Cadets at the new cadet building on Camperdown Terrace.

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