Colour Sergeant Owen Peters from Rossett Detachment had been awarded a Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate of Merit. The award was in recognition of his outstanding contribution, dedication, commitment, and selfless service.
Owen joined the Army Cadet Force as a 13-year-old in 2010. He remained as a cadet for six years before he decided to join as a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer at Wrexham Detachment in 2016. During his time as a cadet, Owen particularly excelled with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, achieving Bronze Award in 2013 and Silver Award in 2018. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has continued to be an interest and passion for Owen and he is a stalwart member of the team that deliver the award in Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF having become an accredited expedition supervisor in 2020. The valuable support he gives to the team means that the young people he supports can achieve all sections of the award.
Owen has spent time ensuring he is qualified in areas outside the normal Army Cadet Force syllabus in particular he is a qualified first aid trainer, a qualified signals instructor and more recently he has taken on the responsibility of Company Quartermaster Sergeant and is responsible for the issue, return and maintenance of the kit and equipment given to his cadets for the weekend and other training: quite a responsibility for someone so young.
Alongside this, Owen has recently qualified as a primary school teacher and currently teaches at Ysgol Merllyn in Bagillt. It is a testament to Owen that his support of ACF activities during his teacher training never wavered.
Albuhera Company Commander Daniel Jones said “I am delighted with the award presented to SSI Peters. He works tirelessly behind the scenes for the company and county; has recently taken on the role as a detachment commander, and is a well-deserved recipient of the Lord Lieutenants Certificate of Merit.”
Commandant Col Martin L Craven congratulated Owen for his well-deserved awards and thanked him for her service to the army cadet force.