A Huddersfield Sea Cadet has been appointed the Mayor’s Cadet for Kirklees.
The Mayor’s Cadet is a position of great honour, chosen personally by the Mayor and bestowed upon an individual from the town’s Cadet groups, an individual of outstanding character, who has consistently displayed dedication at the highest level.
Ordinary Cadet Louis Boyle was appointed by the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Jim Dodds, at a special ceremony held at Huddersfield Town Hall, in front of family, friends and local dignitaries.
Louis joined TS Highburton in April 2012 as a junior cadet, during which time he excelled during unit training showing the true corps values of loyalty, respect, honesty and integrity, commitment and self-discipline to become a leading junior and being awarded the Commodores broad pennant.
Upon reaching the age of twelve Louis was enrolled as a Sea Cadet during which time he has gained over 25 qualifications ranging from Communication Information Systems (CIS) to Sailing, and all in between. Louis has developed a keen interest in sailing and is very much looking forward to trying out the unit’s newest purchase of an RS Quest.
Louis has attended a vast number of unit PR and community events helping to drive the unit’s involvement within Huddersfield. Louis Boyle was chosen to be the Mayors Cadet for this reason, He is an asset to TS Highburton and he will serve the Mayor well during his appointment.
Commenting on his new position, OC Boyle said: “I am pleased to be the first Mayor’s Cadet since 2009. I am looking forward to meeting new people and being out and about representing the Sea Cadets.”
Chief Petty Officer (SCC) Kiran Kundi, Commanding Officer of Huddersfield Sea Cadets, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for OC Boyle. He has shown dedication to the unit during his time, and I believe that he will serve the Mayor well. It is also a fantastic publicity opportunity for T.S. Highburton as we will have the uniform of the Royal Navy seen at high profile engagements. It is my hope that we can carry the appointment forward in the future.”
Photo caption: OC Louis Boyle at Huddersfield Town Hall with the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Councillor Jim Dodds and his wife, Carol, his parents and CPO (SCC) Kiran Kundi, CO of T.S. Highburton.
Report by Charlie Lockwood, Huddersfield SCC Marketing & Communications Representative
Whether at sea or on land Sea Cadets offers young people between 10 and 18 an environment where they can find confidence and inspiration, through nautical adventure. Across the UK 14,000 young people are challenging themselves and learning new skills based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy to give them the best possible head start in life.
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