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January 22nd 2016

VIP guest visits cadets in Nottingham

Cadets in Nottingham welcomed a special guest into their detachment last night (21 January) to present a ceremonial banner which had been purchased on their behalf.

Michael Rowen, a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) in Nottinghamshire, visited the Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Sherwood Detachment on Wesley Street in Nottingham to hand-over the banner that will be taken along to future events to help showcase the local detachment.

Second Lieutenant Tom Tidy, aged 25, is an adult volunteer at Sherwood Detachment, and works full-time as a Lettings Manager on a day-to-day basis. Speaking at the event, Tom said: “We are delighted to welcome the Deputy Lieutenant in to our detachment, the cadets and I have been looking forward to both the presentation event and the new banner arriving. The banner provides a sense of identity for our detachment and we will be proud to display it at any opportunity we can in the future.”

Michael Rowen DL said: “I got to know the detachment as I take the salute at the remembrance parade in Radcliffe on Trent, during which time it was noted that the unit didn’t have a ceremonial banner. I decided that purchasing a banner would be my way of thanking the Cadet Force for their work in the community.”

Colonel Alan Burt, Commandant of Nottinghamshire ACF, said: “Each of our cadets is proud to represent the ACF at events, as well as enjoying the many opportunities to take part in exciting and challenging activities such as field craft, adventurous training and sports. The new ceremonial banner will be taken along to recruiting events and training camps among other occasions.”

More than 20 cadets were in attendance at the presentation event as well as Nottinghamshire ACF’s Honorary Colonel Nicky Weston DL and Edna Quinton, a Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal representative. The presentation took place as part of the cadets’ normal training evening.

To learn more about joining Nottinghamshire ACF call 0115 983 7642 or visit www.armycadets.com for more details.

"The banner provides a sense of identity for our detachment and we will be proud to display it at any opportunity we can in the future.”