A MALVERN teenager has become an ambassador for the Sea Cadets after a prestigious ceremony at HMS Victory in Portsmouth, writes Shazad Hussain.
Ellie Tucker, 17, was sworn in as First Sea Lord Cadet and will now represent the South West Area of the organisation.
The Petty Officer Cadet, who also supports the volunteer staff team at her unit by helping to run the junior section, has excelled in her role as Severn District Cadet Forum Representative.
She progressed through Malvern Sea Cadets, gaining a wide variety of qualifications, including Advanced Catering and Rowing instruction.
She has been a part of her unit’s winning team at the Area Marine Engineering competition for the past three years.
Cptn Phil Russel RN said there was no higher honour a sea cadet could earn.
“These amazing cadets are selected not only for their commitment and achievements but also for their ability to represent the views of Sea Cadets at national level.”
Ellie is one of six cadets who will be present at formal parades, ship visits, royal occasions, opening ceremonies, presentations, awards and receptions.
Rita, Ellie’s mother, said: “Like any parent, you’re just dead proud of them
“The words in the citation remind of just how much they do in each day, looking at it as an outsider.”