On Monday 25th January, members of HM Lord-Lieutenants Office, The Army Cadet Force and The Air Training Corps came together to invest this year’s HM Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets.
The evening began with Col C Doyle welcoming everybody to the meeting to officially present the newly appointed cadets to the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill CBE. He remarked that the cadets that have been chosen have shown the qualities of a remarkable cadet highlighting the exemplification of the Cadet Forces aims and initiatives.
This year’s Army Cadet Force Lord Lieutenant’s cadet is Cdt CSgt Claudia Gration, from Alfreton Detachment, B Company, who has had her tenure extended for another year due to the current Covid - 19 pandemic. Cdt CSgt Gration discussed being fortunate to attend parades and events at the beginning of 2020 before the lockdown was imposed and gave thanks for her tenure extension, highlighting that she is looking forward to another more successful year as the ACF’s Lord Lieutenant Cadet for 2021.
The Lord Lieutenant concluded the evening by thanking those cadets who showed exemplary commitment during their tenure last year. Mrs Fothergill CBE spoke of the qualities they had shown as being honourable and a tangible recognition of their qualities and abilities. Mrs Fothergill CBE congratulates those appointed for this year and encourages them to grasp every opportunity possible.
Finally, the investiture closed, with the Lord Lieutenant thanking all officers and adult volunteers in both cadet forces, for ensuring their engagement with cadets throughout the lockdown, hoping that they will return to face-to-face training as soon as the restrictions permit.
PRO Derbyshire Army Cadet Force.