Each year, the Lord-Lieutenant, currently The Lady Colgrain, appoints young people to serve as the Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets. They are drawn from all cadet forces in Kent.
The appointment is recognised as one of the highest honours a cadet can achieve. When on duty, the Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets wears a distinctive badge of their appointment to denote their role. They assist the Lord-Lieutenant as required, often on parade for Royal visits, and act as ambassadors for their organisations and the young people of the region.
On Wednesday evening, The Lady Colgrain appointed her cadets for the year and we were delighted to have Cadet Warrant Officer Andrew Loy (Upper Sixth) chosen – this is a prestigious honour and very well deserved.
It is worth noting that Andrew was the only CCF cadet to have been chosen. It is a recognition of his service to Sutton Valence School CCF and the wider community and, in particular, his commitment to improving the experience of the CCF for all members – from our new Third Form recruits through to senior NCOs.
We wish Andrew the best of luck in the coming year when performing his official duties. Congratulations!