THREE military cadets from Swindon have earned the honour of taking part in official duties after being appointed Lord Lieutenant’s cadets this week.
The three teenagers were named during the Lord Lieutenant’s Commendation for Meritorious Service awards ceremony held at the Town Hall Assembly Rooms, in Devizes.
As part of their year-long role, they will accompany the Lord Lieutenant Sarah Rose Troughton on her official engagements.
Cadet sergeant Abigail Limb, petty officer Cadet Kerenza Leigh Clements and cadet sergeant Macauley Byrnes were each chosen on their merits within the cadet force, as well as for their dedication and work within the community.
Cadet sergeant Limb, 16, joined the Wiltshire Army Cadet Force in 2009 and soon after moved to Swindon to join the new Isambard Community School detachment.
Her commanding officer,said: “Thanks to her experience Abigail was given a mentoring and training role to cope with the demand and support needs of 30 new cadets.
“Having been recently promoted to cadet sergeant, Abigail now takes on a good proportion of training and has used it to the success of the new detachment.”
Swindon Sea Cadet Corps member Kerenza Leigh Clements, 17, has moved quickly through the ranks, achieving qualifications in rowing and sailing and is currently studying for her Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
“Kerenza is also a prominent member of her local community, assisting in many fundraisers including the MS Society, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association and the Prospect Hospice,” said a spokesman for the cadets.
Cadet sergeant Byrnes, 16, of Swindon, has been a member of the 633 (West Squadron) Swindon Air Training Corps for three years.
His commanding officer said: “During his time there, he has made remarkable progress, earning accolades such as best squadron recruit, best cadet and more recently earned the title of Master Air Cadet.