Cadet Sergeant Thomas Potter will serve as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for County Down. Cadet Sergeant Thomas Potter who has been appointed to attend Mr David Lindsay, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for County Down, is recognised as an outstanding Cadet who, according to his award Citation, ‘has always displayed a high level of commitment and enthusiasm for everything that the ACF has to offer’.
Thomas consistently demonstrates a strong desire to learn and develop new skills and abilities, setting an excellent example to his peers. As a result he has represented cadets at all levels, up to and including national. He embodies both leadership skills and a selflessness which, together, make him a great trainer and role model for younger Cadets.
His engagement with cadets at all levels is mirrored by his engagement with the wider community. He has been deeply involved in charitable events and in helping out among the most vulnerable during the COVID crisis. Also during that time, he played a significant role in promoting the ACF virtually, in an imaginative online video for VE day, and by delivering practical community aid and assistance.
Undaunted by COVID restrictions he supported charity and fund raising with virtual sporting challenges. The Citation concludes, ‘His performance throughout has been remarkable and he truly represents the Values and Standards which underpin the Army Cadet Force.’
Thomas is pictured showing off the certificate which marks his achievement alongside his mum Emma-Louise and Mr David Lindsay, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for County Down.