T.S Ardent’s Lt (SCC) David Thickett RNR finished his draft with the cadets. In his final thank you post he thanked his team, the cadets and the HMS Ardent Association who also attended his dining out:
‘TO ALL CONCERNED: Saturday 3rd of November 2012 will undoubtedly be ‘filed away’ as one of the proudest days of my life.
The surprise was (almost!) complete; the venue excellent; the photo’s decidedly suspect!; the words said humbling and the company ….. well, I was surrounded by the most important people in my life – my family and my friends. What more could anyone want? “Thank you” seems so insignificant but it’s all I can say and it is totally heart-felt.
Lt (SCC) David Thickett RNR