The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadets
At a ceremony at County Hall the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton JP, received her new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets, who will support her over the next twelve months. The Lord-Lieutenant has three cadets each year nominated by the Sea Cadets Corps, the Army Cadet Force, and the Air Training Corps. Cadets are nominated for their outstanding contribution to their respective cadets units.
The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadets will support Lady Gretton on special occasions such as Royal Visits, Remembrance Sunday, and the County Service.
The cadets were joined at the ceremony by their families at the invitation of the Chairman of the County Council, Mr Peter Lewis, who hosted the event.
Pictured with Lady Gretton are:
(leftt to right)
Cadet Flight Sergeant Molly Henson
CadetColour Sergeant Ravi Lad
Leading Cadet Jake Deeming
Cadet Flight Sergeant Molly Henson of 1F, Leicester joined the cadet movement in 2009 and is the most senior cadet NCO at the squadron. At the age of just 15 she undertook the challenging job of a Flight Commander at Swynnerton in 2011, with her flight reaching 3rd place overall that week. She is also the Drum Major in the squadron band. Cadet Flight Sergeant Henson is committed and performs her cadet activities to the highest standard. Her self-motivation clearly enables her to succeed in all the challenges put before her. Molly was awarded Best New Recruit 2009 and has gone on to complete many adventure training camps and courses, Wing Drill Instruction, and achieving the classification of Master Cadet. In recommending Molly as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, her Commanding Officer commented that “I have no hesitation in recommending Cadet Flight Sergeant Molly Henson for this position as I am highly confident that she will carry out her duties as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet with enthusiasm and confidence, and will be a credit to the squadron, Wing and Corps”.
Cadet Colour Sergeant Ravi Lad of C Company joined the cadet movement in 2009. Colour Sergeant Lad has achieved much in a short period of time and has become a valuable and active member of the detachment and company. He has attended various training opportunities, including an Ambush Commander course, basic ski alpine proficiency, and he has taken part in County and Regional Tug of War tournaments, and was selected for England at the Tug of War World Championships.Ravi is taking on increasing responsibilities within the detachment, planning the training programme, instructing, and developing techniques in preparation for his Senior Cadet Instructor’s Course later this year.In recommending Ravi as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, his Commanding Officer commented that “Colour Sergeant Lad is always well presented, polite and utilises his skills to engage with the Junior Cadets; currently using the detachment’s Facebook page to improve communication with the junior cadets to ensure they are well prepared for events and lessons. Colour Sergeant Lad will carry out his duties with enthusiasm and confidence and I thoroughly recommend him for appointment as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet.”
Leading Cadet Jake Deeming of TS Amazon joined the cadet movement in 2007 and as a Leading Cadet within the unit he regularly demonstrates strong leadership. Jake organises activities and training for cadets, he is a motivator of the ship’s company, and is always keen to assist the younger cadets in the unit. He also was the first recipient to receive a specially commissioned medal, the Mayor Cadet Medal, which was presented by the Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth in recognition of Jake’s hard work and commitment. In recommending Jake as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet his Commanding Officer commented that “Leading Cadet Deeming demonstrates outstanding skills in his duties as a Leading cadet, taking an active role in the division, helping new cadets and volunteering his time on an additional evening to help at a satellite division in Market Harborough. Having a pleasant personality Jake is able to communicate effectively and he is well respected by his peers and instructors. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Leading Cadet Deeming as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet.”
Please follow the link below to see photographs from the evening
Page Last Updated: 16 November 2012