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October 17th 2016

Royal representative welcomes cadets to privileged posts

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire Mr William Tucker (centre right) is pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant Cadets.

The Queen’s representative in Derbyshire has officially appointed his Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for the next year in a special ceremony on Monday night (10 October).

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mr William Tucker, presented badges and certificates at the event to the new Lord-Lieutenant Cadets from the county’s Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Air Training Corps (ATC) at Derbyshire ACF’s headquarters in Sinfin, Derby.

The highest honour and privilege of any cadet is to be appointed the Lord-Lieutenant Cadet. The position involves supporting the Lord-Lieutenant and accompanying him in ceremonial activities and VIP visits within the county.

Selected for the position for their respective organisations were Leading Cadet Jak Grainger of the Burton on Trent Sea Cadet Corps, Cadet Sergeant Sam Bufton from Boythorpe Detachment of the ACF  and Cadet Warrant Officer Thomas Clamp from 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron ATC.

Cadet Laurence Pilkington is thanked for his time as Lord-Lieutenant CadetThanks were also given to the outgoing Lord-Lieutenant Cadets, Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Laurence Pilkington (ACF), Leading Cadet Jack Shubrook (SCC) and Cadet Warrant Officer Damien Simpson (ATC).

Deputy Commandant of Derbyshire ACF, Lieutenant Colonel Chris Doyle, said: “It was an inspirational night.

“These young people are a real credit, not just to their respective organisations, but to the county as a whole.

“It was an excellent opportunity to provide them with the recognition they deserve after excelling in their training and putting the skills they’ve learnt into practice in their communities.”

“These young people are a real credit, not just to their respective organisations, but to the county as a whole."