Army Cadets named as CVQO Duke of Westminster National Finalists

26 April 2016

Four cadets from the ACF have been crowned national finalists in the CVQO Duke of Westminster Award and will be on their way to South Africa in July for the trip of a lifetime.

After making it through a tough selection process in Somerset this month, which saw 27 regional finalists compete for a place on the trip, we are delighted to announce that the following ACF cadets have earned their place alongside six others from across the UK's Cadet Forces.

Many congratulations to:

Dempsey Brown - 2nd (Northern Ireland) Battalion ACF

Liam Forbes - Durham ACF

Sophie Groves - Hampshire and IOW ACF

Melissa Tap - Dorset ACF

Due to the high calibre of candidates, the judges decided to offer an additional place to take ten cadets on the trip to South Africa this year.

CVQO Chief Executive Guy Horridge said: “It sounds like a cliché to say, but every year we are privileged to spend time with a fantastic group of young people in Somerset and 2016 proved no different. “The margins were extraordinarily small and we would dearly have loved to send an even larger group to South Africa if we could. Our ten finalists are deserving winners, but all 27 are worthy of recognition for being outstanding young people and great contributors to their communities.”

For further information about the CVQO Duke of Westminster Award please visit the CVQO website