Londons Lord Lieutenants Air Cadet

 

On Thursday 11 March a proud Cadet Flight Sergant Alexandra Dutch received her Lord Lieutenants Certificate and badges from the Lord Lieutenant of London, Sir David Brewer CMG JP, in Central London, in front of a high ranking audience including her mother, father and sister.

One cadet from each service organisation in London is chosen annually  and can look forward to a busy and eventful year of duties. Chosen from over 3000 Air Cadets in the Great London area, Alex holds a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Flying Scholarship, Silver Gliding Wing and a Cadet 100 for Shooting and is the Senior Cadet NCO on one of the largest Squadrons in the country. She is the latest in a long line of holders of this Office from 241 Squadron, and follows CWO Ajvir Sandhu, last years holder. Alex will assist the Lord Lieutenant with his ceremonial duties over the next year and will get to rub shoulders with the great and the good during this time. She will act as an ambassador for the ATC and be a visible link to the Corps with the opinion makers she will meet.

The title Lord Lieutenant is given to the British monarch’s personal representatives around the United Kingdom, usually in a county or similar circumscription, with varying tasks throughout history. Usually a retired local notable, senior military officer, peer or business person is given the post honorarily. Both men and women are eligible for the post. The photos show Alex with the Lord Lieutenant and the other Cadets, and Alex with Group Captain Hakin, OC London and South East Region.