Elite cadets ready to serve the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall


Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, has selected a new group of cadets to assist him on royal visits and other ceremonial duties over the next 12 months.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets are carefully chosen for their commitment and outstanding service, not just to their respective cadet organisations but also to their local communities.

It will be an unforgettable year for the three cadets, drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force, and RAF Air Cadets.

The Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen’s representative in the county and is responsible for arranging visits to Bristol by members of the royal family and escorting royal visitors.

As well as liaising with local units of the Regular and Reserve Forces and their associated cadet forces, he chairs the Advisory Committee on Justices of the Peace and participates in civic and voluntary activities.

The three cadets, who attended an investiture ceremony at the Alverton Hotel, Truro, are:

Leading Cadet Garon Evans, 16, of Padstow Sea Cadets. Among his qualifications are St John’s Ambulance first aid, RYA Powerboat, RYA Sailing, Sea Cadet rowing and adventure training. Garon, who lives at St Eval and attends Treviglas Academy, has also served as the Mayor’s Cadet for Padstow.

Cadet Serjeant Martha Hayes, 16, a Master Cadet with Cornwall Army Cadet Force. She joined Falmouth Detachment in 2015 and embraces and promotes the values and standards of the ACF while encouraging others to achieve the same levels of turnout and commitment. The Falmouth School pupil is a “buddy” for one of her cadets who has ADHD.

Flight Sergeant Erin Youlton, 18, an Instructor Cadet with 77 (Redruth) Squadron RAF Air Cadets. She has completed the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as a National Navigation Award Scheme Bronze Award, St John Ambulance Youth First Aid Award, NICAS Level 1 Foundation Climber Award, BSC ACO Entry Level Award in Health and Safety and Blue Advanced Marksman in Air Rifle.

Reserve Forces