Cadet Corporals Isabella Jones and Ciara Venables from Rossett Detachment have been appointed a Lord Lieutenants Cadets for 2022 by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Clwyd Mr. Henry Fetherstonhaugh Esq. OBE FRAGS
Lord-Lieutenant cadets are selected for their outstanding extra-curricular achievements and can be called upon to accompany Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Clwyd Mr. Henry Fetherstonhaugh Esq. at official engagements. Include playing an active role at ceremonial events, such as Royal visits and Remembrance services held in Clwyd.
Isabella joined Clwyd & Gwynedd Army Cadet Force in October 2018. She has completed her two-star Army Proficiency Cadet award and is working towards her three-star qualification. In August 2021 in recognition of her hard work and dedication to date, she was promoted to the rank of Corporal. She received her County Colours for sports in January 2019 and subsequently her National Colours in June 2019 for representing Wales in sports. Isabella is working towards her Silver Duke of Edinburgh award and has already completed a number of the required sections. Outside Cadets, Isabella regularly marshals at running events. Whilst at the detachment, Cadet Corporal Jones is pivotal in organising competitions and quizzes for the cadets. As a young person, she always leads from the front and sets an excellent example to her peers and also to the junior cadets. She is always willing to try new activities and regularly volunteers for events. Isabella’s goal is to join the Armed Forces on completion of her studies.
Ciara has been part of the Army Cadet Force for four years and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in September 2021. Ciara is currently training towards her 3-star proficiency award and has only one or two elements required to complete this. Ciara gives 100% to the Army Cadet Force. Her attendance throughout COVID-19 and since the return to training has been impeccable and has attended all annual camps and weekends available to her. She is a great role model for the younger cadets within the detachment and is a born leader. The junior cadets naturally gravitate towards her experience and enthusiasm for the organisation. Ciara is working towards her bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and has represented the County at sport in May 2018 and shooting in May 2019. In her spare time, Ciara works with children with additional physical needs, teaching them to swim. Ciara also enjoys playing rugby and walking, and is always willing to put herself forward to help others.
Commandant Col Martin L Craven said “Cadets like Isabella and Ciara epitomise everything that the ACF stands for: pride, integrity, confidence, humility, compassion: a leader who empowers and strives to support the development of others” adding “they are deserving recipients of the role they have been selected for, and we know that they will take every advantage of the opportunities and challenges that it brings there.”
Detachment Commander Owen Peters said “Each cadet achieves something every day, but to have those achievements formally recognised is brilliant, especially when two of the cadets are from Rossett. To say I am proud is an understatement, congratulations to Cpl Venables and Cpl Jones on their appointments.