New Year’s Honours!

5 January 2019

On the first day of the new year, we would like to offer our congratulations to two of our cadets who have been selected to be Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Powys’s Cadets, and two who have been selected to be Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Gwent’s Cadets for the next year. What an honour!

To be given this prestigious position, cadets are recommended and put forward for consideration, with written statements prepared detailing the reasons why they should be selected. The final decision lies with the RFCA. Cadets should demonstrate commitment, leadership, confidence and the motivation to succeed. They should be able to express themselves confidently and clearly in a range of situations and be a role model for other youngsters.

During the year, they will accompany the Lord Lieutenant of their county to a whole host of different functions, and will act as ambassadors for the Army Cadet Force. The four new Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets, ready and waiting to take over, are Cadet Colour Sergeants Kyle Chaplin, from Gurnos Detachment, and James Ryan from Cwrt-y-Gollen Detachment, who will be representing the Lord Lieutenant of Powys, and Cadet Sergeant Major Joseph Walters from Rhiwderin Detachment and Cadet CSgt Toby Pearl from Abergavenny Detachment, who will be representing the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent.

All four cadets have a wealth of experience in the ACF and have a considerable amount to offer the position. Over the coming days, we will let you know a little bit more about them and the reasons why they were chosen. For now, we would like to offer them our congratulations and look forward to them taking up their posts in February!