Norfolk’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets Appointed

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESOn Wednesday 11th March at the Norwich Army Reserve Centre, the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Richard Jewson presided over an awards ceremony to recognise the dedication and real contribution of service shown by volunteers to the Sea Cadet, Army Cadet and Air Cadet Corps over the years. The presentation also saw a cadet representative from each of the three services appointed the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for the coming year.

Addressing the certificate winners, Mr Jewson said “It’s a very important thing to recognise achievement and success and I congratulate every one of you. It is very clear that these certificates and these cadet appointments are not easily won, so I thank you for the work you all do and the achievements you have made. I thank your families too, as I’m sure you couldn’t do what you do without the support of them in different ways.”

The Air Training Corps Wing Warrant Officer, 44 year old Trevor Bailey, said that he was “proud of the honour” having served more than 25 years with Norfolk and Suffolk Wing.

17 year old Cadet Warrant Officer, Alex Stapleton from 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron, had the honour of becoming the ATC’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet. Of the appointment he said “I feel really proud. I do what I do to help the other cadets. It’s very nice to know this has been recognised.”

Alex, together with 17 year old Cadet Petty Officer Joe Coady from Norwich TS Lord Nelson Sea Cadets and Cadet Staff Sergeant Hannah Wheeler of Gorleston Detachment Army Cadets will be the public face of the three Cadet organisations throughout the coming twelve months representing their ethos and values.