HUDDERSFIELD Sea Cadet Corps has passed its annual inspection and is well on its way to buying a replacement boat for one vandalised by burglars.
The corps - which has planning permission to move to a new base on Snow Island close to its current headquarters on Kingsmill Lane near Huddersfield town centre - was thoroughly inspected by Royal Navy Commander Stuart Watts.
He inspected all aspects of the cadets from administration to training and the formal report says the unit is "very satisfactory".
The Huddersfield unit - called Training Ship Highburton after a former minesweeper - has also received £500 from Brook Freemasons Lodge in Kirkburton.
This is towards the cost of buying a new small safety boat which the cadets will use at their water base, Winscar Reservoir in Dunford Bridge.
It will replace one vandalised after intruders broke into the headquarters last September.
The thieves stole an engine, steering wheel, console and fuel tank from a 12ft boat.
They also walked on the fibreglass and wooden safety boat, damaging it beyond repair.
The cadets had spent three months working on the boat and had only used it once.
Lt Commander Reginald Horner, chairman of the unit's management committee, said: "We are well on our way to having enough money to buy a replacement boat, but any more help would be greatly appreciated."
Huddersfield Sea Cadets has been running for 63 years and is now attended by around 35 boys and girls aged 10 to 18.
Anyone wanting to help the cadets or needing more information can contact the unit on 01484 450122.