The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Mr Robert Voss CBE CStJ with the Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Mrs Helen Nellis CVO, presented Army Cadet Force adult instructors with awards at a parade organised in honour of HM The Queen’s platinum jubilee.
Adults were awarded the Platinum Jubilee medal, designed to thank its recipients for their public service.
The medal features a portrait of the Queen with the Latin inscription “Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fid Def”, which translates to “Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen, defender of the faith”.
The Army Cadet Force instructors who all volunteer at the Bedfordshire Army Cadet Force or the Hertfordshire Army Cadet Forces, were invited to the event at Bassingbourn Cadet Training Centre on Saturday 11th June 2022.
Their friends and families, as well as other invited guests including Colonel Cadets, Colonel Ashley Fulford and the former Beds & Herts ACF Commandant Colonel Every watched on as the instructors were honoured for their positive contribution to the lives of young people in their counties.
Adults can learn new skills, gain qualifications, build friendships and go on adventures through youth organisations like the Sea Cadets, the Air Cadets and the Army Cadets.
Images by SMI Rob Tillotson and SI Mark Gray.