Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire praises Hertfordshire’s cadets and adult volunteers

The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Mr Robert Voss CBE used the virtual world to present to, and praise both cadets and adult volunteers from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, Air Training Corps, Combined Cadet Force and the St. Johns Ambulance cadets.

On Wednesday 21st October, the Lord Lieutenant presented Certificates for Meritorious Service, for Praiseworthy First Aid and Hero of Hertfordshire awards.

The Lord-Lieutenant presented Certificates for Meritorious Service to 5 adult volunteers.

For their hard work and dedication to their organisations, the Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificates for Meritorious Service were awarded to:

  • Lt Bourn (Sea Cadets)
  • SMI Groom (Army Cadet Force)SMI Groom with her certificate
  • SSI Chamberlain (Army Cadet Force)SSI Chamberlain with her certificate
  • Flt Lt Fake (Air Training Corps)
  • SSI (WO1) (Berkhamsted School CCF)

 The Lord-Lieutenant presented two Hero of Hertfordshire Awards to 2 adults from the Sea Cadets.

Petty Officer Riste for her work with the Hertfordshire Independent Living services, delivering hot meals to the community during COVID and also working with young people in Letchworth and Hitchin. This enabled them to gain qualifications in engineering, piping, and boating.PO Riste of Sea Cadets with her certificate

Petty Officer Harvey received his award for his outstanding community work with his motorcycle club, Kaotic Angels LEMC, collecting food from Compassion London and then distributing to those in need on their motorcycles, including to the homeless.

PO Harvey with his certificate

The Lord-Lieutenant presented the Army Cadet Force Association Praiseworthy First Aid Awards to 3 adults volunteers and 2 cadets.

SSI Freeman, PI Gardner and Cadet Sgt Andrews from the St. Albans ACF detachment received the award for their part in assisting a member of the public who was injured in a bicycle accident near the detachment.SSI Freeman with her certificate

PI Gardner with her certificate

Cadet Cpl Tillotson of the Hemel Hempstead ACF detachment received the award for administering first aid after her mother collapsed after complications with her diabetes medication.

Cadet Tillotson with her certificate

Major Adams, Officer in Charge of 1 Company, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ACF received the award for first aid assistance given to a neighbour, an incident which also saw his wife, Deputy Commandant of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ACF, Lt Col Adams presented with Certificate of Commendation from the Royal Humane Society.

Mr and Mrs Adams

The Lord-Lieutenant commissioned his 2020 Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets, presenting them with badges and certificates.

The cadets are given this opportunity in recognition of their hard work and commitment. The following cadets were appointed:

  • Leading Cadet Allan (Sea Cadets)
  • Staff Cadet CSM Lowin (Army Cadets)
  • Flight Sergeant Swann (Air Training Corp)
  • Cadet Sergeant Burridge (St John Ambulance Cadets)

Despite the ceremonies not being face to face as they would have been pre-pandemic, all the recipients were thankful to the Lord Lieutenant for taking the time to present these awards and look forward to meeting him in the future when conditions allow.

Story and images courtesy of Sgt Rob Tillotson, Public Relations and Marketing and Recruitment Rep for 3 Company, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force

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