17 October 2016
An inspiring evening of awards were held at The Gateway in Aylesbury during the evening of 11th October 2016. Wing Commander Peter Clarke, Chairman of South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Buckinghamshire, welcomed the guests to this years’ Buckinghamshire Lord- Lieutenant’s Awards Evening.
The Lord-Lieutenant Cadet Award marks the achievement of outstanding service by an individual to their Cadet movement and is recognised by their appointment as a Lord Lieutenant Cadet. Each year the Lord-Lieutenant appoints a Cadet from each of the community cadet forces and a cadet from the Combined Cadet Force, to support them on official engagements. In their role they will have the opportunity to escort the Lord-Lieutenant on their duties within the County and to meet members of the Royal Family who visit Buckinghamshire. Representing Buckinghamshire ACF is Cadet Colour Serjeant Emma Naylor who is a member of 7 (Hawkslade) Platoon. Emma said “I am honoured to be nominated, I joined the Cadets to make friends and gain personal skills, and the unit was close to where I live and has a great circle of people.”
Awards were also presented for collecting the most monies for the Royal British Legion in last year’s Poppy Appeal. 2 (High Wycombe) Platoon were runners-up and collected the Evett Cup from Mr Steve Kingsford, Royal British Legion, who said, “A huge thankyou to all the Cadets throughout the County, we could not achieve what we do without all your help and hard work.”
[Credit to SERFCA for words and pictures]