Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon DL, 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 six cadets, drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force, RAF Air Cadets and Combined Cadet Forces of schools across the county.
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 six cadets, who attended an investiture ceremony at the Rockbeare Manor, near Exeter, are:
Cadet Flight Sergeant Emily Berry, 17, of 1146 (Barnstaple) Squadron, Air Training Corps. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Devon and Somerset Wing band. The Bideford College student has also been active with the Girl Guides and Scouts, finishing as a Young Leader in 2018, and also volunteers with the Torridge Scheme, helping older people to work with challenging technology,
Able Cadet Charlie Moules, who has been a member of Exmouth Sea Cadets since the age of 10, gaining qualifications including navigation, sailing, power, offshore power, rowing coxswain, British Canoeing Union, PT, seamanship and first aid. Charlie is one of only two cadets in the Unit to hold the Coxswains Award and has also represented Devon District at football, drill, swimming and combined regatta events.
Lance Corporal Stan Hart, 16, of Exeter School CCF (Army Section), an outstanding and academically gifted cadet who intends to apply for an Army Scholarship for his University studies with a view to training at the Royal Military Academy. He is a very good all-round sportsman and has represented the UK at international events in kite surfing as well as playing rugby to a high level.
Corporal Nathan Cooke, 17, a senior member of 2339 (Plymstock & Mountbatten) Squadron, Air Training Corps, who has aspirations to join the RAF as a pilot or flight engineer. The Plymstock School pupil has represented the RAF Air Cadets at public parades and services and as a wreath bearer on behalf of Plymouth and Cornwall Wing at Remembrance Sunday on Plymouth Hoe.
Flight Sergeant Madeleine Harris, an 18-year-old pupil at at Plymouth High School for Girls who is a Master Cadet with 2377 (Plympton) Squadron, Air Training Corps. She is responsible for running leadership activities for all cadets at her unit has twice completed the Ten Tors 35-mile event, acting as team leader for the second. She is working towards her Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award.
Cadet Corporal Danielle Roberts, 16, an inspirational cadet with Trinity School CCF’s Army Platoon in Teignmouth. She soon marked herself out as a cadet who took pride in being smartly turned out and proficient at drill, and also showed early promise of her leadership skills and an aptitude for shooting. Danielle intends to study Business, Economics and Art in the 6th Form at Trinity School.