Sub-lieutenant Aaron Thompson (left) accepts command from
Lieutenant-commander Grant Edie, of the Waireka Sea Cadets
Corps, at TS Waireka, in Dunedin, yesterday.
Lt-cmdr Edie (52) said he was stepping down after 40 years as
unit commander because he was working in Auckland about 75%
of the year.
''It wouldn't be fair to be commander of the unit when I
couldn't be here, so it's time to hand over.''
Sub-lt Thompson (26) said he was prepared for the
''challenging'' role and would continue his work with the
Mosgiel Volunteer Fire Brigade.
About 70 people attended the handover in Kitchener St.