Cadets and volunteers recognised by Lord Lieutenant at forces’ awards

Leading Cadet Kian Radford was made one of the Lord Lieutenants Cadets by Lady Euston at a ceremony

Leading Cadet Kian Radford was made one of the Lord Lieutenants Cadets by Lady Euston at a ceremony at Ipswich Army Reserve Centre. Picture: JOHN TILLOTSON - Credit: Archant

Suffolk’s top cadets and officers were recognised with awards from the county’s Lord Lieutenant Lady Euston at a ceremony in Ipswich.

Chaplain George Jamiec, of Mildenhall and District Sea Cadet Corps, receiving his award from Lord Li

Chaplain George Jamiec, of Mildenhall and District Sea Cadet Corps, receiving his award from Lord Lieutenant Lady Euston for Meritorious Service Picture: JOHN TILLOTSON - Credit: Archant

They gathered at the Army Reserve Centre in Ipswich on March 4 with family and friends to see Lady Euston give out special awards for Meritorious Service, as well as appointing three Lord Lieutenant Cadets.

Cadet Company Sergeant Major Ethan Smith was made one of the Lord Lieutenants Cadets by Lady Euston

Cadet Company Sergeant Major Ethan Smith was made one of the Lord Lieutenants Cadets by Lady Euston at a ceremony at Ipswich Army Reserve Centre. Picture: JOHN TILLOTSON - Credit: Archant

Staff Sergeant John Tillotson said: “Those awarded tonight were nominated because of their volunteer work or for going above and beyond the call of duty.

Lieutenant Robert Theobald, of Beccles Unit Sea Cadet Corps, receiving his award from Lord Lieutenan

Lieutenant Robert Theobald, of Beccles Unit Sea Cadet Corps, receiving his award from Lord Lieutenant Lady Euston for Meritorious Service. Picture: JOHN TILLOTSON - Credit: Archant

“These awards are a high recognition of the work of officers and cadets.”

Cadet Warrant Officer Barnaby Long was made one of the Lord Lieutenants Cadets by Lady Euston at a c

Cadet Warrant Officer Barnaby Long was made one of the Lord Lieutenants Cadets by Lady Euston at a ceremony at Ipswich Army Reserve Centre. Picture: JOHN TILLOTSON - Credit: Archant

Chaplain George Jamiec, Mildenhall & District Sea Cadet Corps, Lieutenant Robert Theobald, Beccles Unit Sea Cadet Corps, Warrant Officer Mark Ellis, 188 (Ipswich) Sqn Royal Air Force Cadets and Corporal Matthew Hardy, 6 Regiment Army Air Corps were all recognised by the Lord Lieutenant for meritorious service.

Warrant Officer Mark Ellis of 188 ( Ipswich) Squadron, Royal Air Force Cadets, receiving his award f

Warrant Officer Mark Ellis of 188 ( Ipswich) Squadron, Royal Air Force Cadets, receiving his award from Lord Lieutenant Lady Euston for Meritorious Service. Picture: JOHN TILLOTSON - Credit: Archant


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Leading Cadet Kian Radford, Cadet Company Sergeant Major Ethan Smith and Cadet Warrant Officer Barnaby Long were presented with certificates and will now accompany Lady Euston on her duties as Lord Lieutenant for the year.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Major Keith Humphrey of Suffolk Army Cadet Force.

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Probationary Sergeant Florence Dicken, of Suffolk ACF, also received her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award on the night.

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