In a long-awaited moment, Assistant Commandant John Baxendale had the privilege of honouring Lesley Maxwell's exceptional dedication. A long service award was bestowed upon Lesley for her unwavering commitment spanning more than twelve years, both within and beyond the Army Cadets, in her support of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Lesley, an integral part of our headquarters team, has been a fervent advocate of the Award, offering her unwavering support to countless cadets and adults working towards achieving this prestigious recognition. Her passion for the program has shone through in her interactions, leaving a positive and lasting impact on all those she has mentored.
The sentiments of Tracey Cooper Clwyd and Gwynedd, D of E Award Officer, echo the widespread appreciation for Lesley's contributions. Her willingness to provide guidance and assistance has been a cornerstone of her involvement, enriching the experiences of newcomers and veterans alike. Her supportive mentorship has undeniably played a crucial role in the growth of the program's participants.