Award for officer who inspired Army Cadet musicians


Sergeant Major Instructor Andrew Stacey presented Award for meritorious serviceA Torrington man has been honoured for his work in establishing the county’s Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums with the award of HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon’s Certificate for Meritorious Service.

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.


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