Lord Lieutenant Cadet for London

On Thursday 15 March a proud Cadet Warrant Officer Ajvir Sandhu received his Lord Lieutenants Certificate and badges from the Lord Lieutenant of London, Sir David Brewer CMG JP, at the home of the Reserve and Cadet Forces at Fulham, in front of a high ranking audience including his mother and father.

One of three cadets, one from each service organisation in London, so honoured each year Ajvir can look forward to a busy and eventful year of duties, which starts soon with a presentation at the Mansion House to the Mayors of London.   Chosen from over 4000 Air Cadets Ajvir is the London Wing representative for the Dacre Sword Competition (for the best Male Air Cadet in the UK, and thus is in the top 36 Air Cadets in the Corps), holds a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Gold Gliding Wings and has been selected fro a Flying Scholarship in July, as well as being the Senior Cadet NCO on one of the largest Squadrons in the country. He is the latest in a long line of holders of this Office from 241 Squadron, with recent holders of the post being Fg Offs Nick Harvey, Holly Brogden-Knight and Plt Off Kris Pisano, all having been been so honoured when cadets. As a Lord Lieutenants Cadet, Ajvir 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. He will act as an ambassador for the ATC and be a visible link to the Corps with the opinion makers he 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.

Lord-lieutenants are the monarch’s representatives in their lieutenancy. It is their foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Crown, and in so doing they seek to promote a spirit of co-operation and good atmosphere by the time they give to voluntary and benevolent organisations and by the interest they take in the business and social life of their counties.