Shropshire's new Lord Lieutenant appoints first cadets for official engagements
The new Lord Lieutenant for Shropshire has appointed her first cadets who will accompany her on official engagements and royal visits.
Anna Turner, who recently took over from Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, selected four cadets at a private ceremony at Shrewsbury Castle.
She was greeted by Shropshire Army Cadet Force Commandant, Colonel Gary Newbrook and the cadets from the Band and Bugles.
Mrs Turner said: "I am truly humbled when I see the dedication of these cadets.”
"The calibre of cadets nominated has been the highest for many years and will continue to show Shropshire in a positive light across the West Midlands when members of the royal family visit later this year."
Cadet Corporal Edward Taylerson was the first to be chosen.
He joined the Army Cadet Force in 2016 and is keen to following in his father and grandfather's footsteps as he plans to attend the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He will be joined by cadet Warrant Officer Josh Davies of 83 West Mercian Wing and cadet Sergeant Daniel Muir of Haberdashers Adams Combined Cadet Force.
The final cadet is Lyle Akins of Telford Sea Cadets who was previously the Mayor's cadet for Telford & Wrekin Council and has an exemplary record of engagement in the local community.
Mrs Turner also presented an award to Michelle Meeson-White from Telford Sea Cadets who has been an invaluable member of the team for many years and has supported the unit with fundraising to transform the current premises and help re-invigorate the cadets and adult volunteers.
Telford Sea cadets went on to achieve their highest ever score at their annual review and at the Sea Cadet National Conference.