Honour for Duke of Westminster Air Cadet
An Air Cadet from 104 (City of Cambridge) Squadron has been formally appointed as the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for Cambridgeshire. Cadet Warrant Officer Jess Bradshaw received the honour from former Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Gordon Moulds during the recent Wing Parade held at RAF Wyton.
The role of Lord-Lieutenant involves presiding at various civic and social events and presenting medals and awards on behalf of The Queen. As Lord Lieutenants Cadet, Cadet Warrant Officer Bradshaw will attend various functions to assist the Lord Lieutenant as he executes his duty and has already greeted Her Majesty The Queen on her arrival at Burghley House as part of her diamond jubilee tour.
Since joining the Air Cadets Cadet Warrant Officer Bradshaw has gained all three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, BTEC awards, first aid qualifications, completed the Nijmegan military marches, gained a communicators badge and completed a gliding scholarship plus much more. Most recently she discovered she had been nominated for the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Young People of the Year awards known as the YOPEYs and is a finalist in the Duke of Westminster award. With this she is currently in South Africa for three weeks in July.
Cadet Warrant Officer Jess Bradshaw said
“To be selected from all the cadets across Cambridgeshire for this prestigious honour is really exciting and one of the highlights of my cadet career. Representing the Corps, my Squadron and I in this way is a reason to be very proud”
Flight Lieutenant Richard Slack added
“What Jess has achieved is truly remarkable and serves as good motivation to the younger cadets of what they can achieve if they are motivated and driven.”