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Ixworth army cadet to travel to South Africa in final of Duke of Westminster Award

PUBLISHED: 10:04 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:05 17 May 2018

Cadet Staff Sgt Jack Larder, of Ixworth Detachment, is off to South Africa. Picture: SGT JOHN TILLOTSON

Cadet Staff Sgt Jack Larder, of Ixworth Detachment, is off to South Africa. Picture: SGT JOHN TILLOTSON

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An army cadet from Ixworth has been selected as a finalist in the CVQO Duke of Westminster Award, which will see him travel to South Africa.

Jack Larder, 16, will take a two-week trip to the country in July and get involved with local community projects.

The youngster will also enjoy a lunch at the House of Lords on Thursday, June 21.

Sgt John Tillotson, county press officer, said: “This is quite unique for us at Ixworth as this is the second year running we have had a finalist in this competition.

“He has been selected out of thousands of kids who initially applied. CVQO got the numbers down to 40, then he went on a week-long selection exercise in Somerset.

“Jack has achieved a lot, he is also taking part in the final stage of Lord Dannett’s round Britain challenge, which is quite impressive.”

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