The presentation to Sergeant Major Instructor Andrew Stacey took place during ceremonies at County Hall, Exeter.
Andrew joined Devon ACF in 2006 and has developed the Corps of Drums to a point where it is now an integral part of many community events. He has also extended the work with the launch of bugle and fife platoons.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon’s Certificate for Meritorious Service was also awarded to:
– Sally Beaumont, aged 36, of Barnstaple, administrative assistant at D (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Squadron, The Royal Wessex Yeomanry.
The ceremonies included the appointment of young people as the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for the next year, a role which includes attendance at a number of official engagements. They were chosen on their merits within their respective Cadet forces, but also for their dedication and work within the local community. The line-up included:
– Christian Hocking, aged 17, of Bideford, Leading Cadet, Bideford and District Sea Cadets.