Outstanding cadets honoured by Lord Lieutenant

Outstanding cadets honoured by Lord Lieutenant

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Outstanding cadets honoured by Lord Lieutenant

Outstanding cadets were recognised at an awards ceremony in Reading on Thursday.

The Lord Lieutenant's South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association Awards honoured cadets at the Madejski Stadium.

The Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire Mary Bayliss presented the awards.

Cadets and reserved forces members from across the South-east, including the Royal Borough, were recognised for their longevity of service, selflessness and in some cases courage.

Andrea Flemming, 42, from Maidenhead, was presented with a Lord Lieutenant award for her role as commanding officer and instructor at the Maidenhead Sea Cadets unit.

The Slough Grammar School teacher, who has been a cadet for 31 years, said: "I am so proud and excited  to receive this honour. The sea cadets is so much part of my family."

Captain Brian Harris, who lives in Windsor, was also honoured with a Lord Lieutenant award for his role as an adult instructor with the Berkshire Army Cadet Force.

Takashi Lawson, 17, from Maidenhead, was named a Lord Lieutenant Cadet for the excellent leadership and teamwork he has shown over the past 12 months.

Brigadier Nigel Baverstock OBE, who is responsible for 37,000 forces servicemen and women, said: "It is a privilege and a great opportunity to recognise publicly the contribution that the reserves and cadets make to the country.

"Congratulations to all those individuals for what they have achieved."

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