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November 30th 2016

Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire appoints cadets

Leading Cadet Aimee Campbell, Cadet Flight Sergeant Oliver Blakey and Cadet Sergeant (Cdt Sgt) Elina Zebrekste are pictured with Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis.

Leading Cadet Aimee Campbell, Cadet Flight Sergeant Oliver Blakey and Cadet Sergeant (Cdt Sgt) Elina Zebrekste are pictured with Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis.

Three Lincolnshire teenagers have been welcomed into their prestigious position in which they will support the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire for the next 12 months.

Mr Toby Dennis, the Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, initiated a cadet from each of the Army, Air and Sea Cadets into the role of Lord-Lieutenant Cadet at a special ceremony at Sobraon Barracks on Monday 31 October.

Leading Cadet (L Cdt) Aimee Campbell from Lincoln Sea Cadets, Cadet Flight Sergeant (Cdt FS) Oliver Blakey of 141 (Boston) Squadron Air Training Corps and Cadet Sergeant (Cdt Sgt) Elina Zebrekste of the Boston Detachment of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) were presented with a Badge of Office to mark their initiation.

The Commander of 7th Infantry Brigade and Headquarters East, Brigadier Charlie Collins, was a guest at the inauguration event and handed out the Desert Rat coin to the cadets in recognition of their hard work.

They join Flight Sergeant Annabelle Cleve of King Edward VI Grammar School’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in the Lord-Lieutenant position. Annabelle was inaugurated as the first ever CCF Lord-Lieutenant Cadet

Brigadier Charlie Collins, Commander 7th Brigade, pictured with Leading Cadet Aimee Campbell

Brigadier Charlie Collins, Commander 7th Brigade, pictured with Cadet Sergeant Elina Zebrekste.

In the role the cadets will support Mr Dennis, The Queen’s representative in Lincolnshire, in his civic, voluntary and social activities. The previous Lord-Lieutenant Cadets, Flight Officer Kieran Pick of Lincoln Sea Cadets, Cdt Sgt Scott Addison of Washingborough Detachment of Lincolnshire ACF and Cdt FS Sid Mohns of Boston Air Cadets were officially thanked for their service.

L Cdt Aimee, aged 16, from Lincoln Sea Cadets, said: “Being given the Lord-Lieutenant Cadet position is a privilege and I’m excited to spend a year with Mr Dennis. I have heard great things about the position and I’m looking forward to accompanying the Lord-Lieutenant in his many duties. ”

Colonel Jeremy Field, senior adult volunteer and Commandant of Lincolnshire ACF, said: “Those selected to be the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets from their respective services are role models with the skills and experience necessary to fulfil the appointment with enthusiasm, dedication, confidence and competence.

“They will make excellent ambassadors for the cadet movement.”

L Cdt Aimee, aged 16, from Lincoln Sea Cadets, said: “Being given the Lord-Lieutenant Cadet position is a privilege and I’m excited to spend a year with Mr Dennis. "