THREE ‘truly amazing’ teenage Cadets have been recognised by the Queen’s representative for the county.

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Henry Fetherstonhaugh Esq OBE FRAGS paid tribute to a special trio at his annual awards ceremony at Bodelwyddan Castle, where he appointed them to the prestigious role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for 2018.

Wrexham’s 17-year-old Cadet Sergeant Megan Wright from Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force and Chirk’s 17-year-old Cadet Flight Sergeant Tom Durrant 1251 (Berwyn) Squadron RAF Air Cadets, were joined by 15-year-old Cadet Sergeant Phillip Wood from St Brigid’s School Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

“It is astonishing that the recipients have packed so much in to their already busy lives,” said Mr Fetherstonhaugh. “The Cadets are truly amazing. They deserve our full support, encouragement and praise for what they do. It is up to us to champion their success.

“The world we live in moves so fast and often those who give so much of their time to be Reservists or a member of the Cadets are sometimes missed out. This is an opportunity to reward a few who have found the time to give something back to society.”

Nearly 100 people attended the event to mark the new appointments, which will see the Cadets represent their peers and respective organisations at local and national level occasions.

They were selected for their outstanding extra-curricular achievements and will now accompany HM Lord-Lieutenant at official engagements. It will include playing an active role at ceremonial events, such as Royal visits and Remembrance services held in Clwyd.

It is one of the highest honours a Cadet can receive and the quartet who carried out the role last year received a badge and certificate to mark their service in 2017.

They were Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Samuel Hawley and Cadet Company Sergeant Major Dominik Ingram from Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF, Cadet Flight Sergeant Joshua Harris from No 2 Welsh Wing RAF Air Cadets and Cadet Colour Sergeant Jack Taylor from St Brigid’s School CCF.

The Cadet organisations provide opportunities for Cadets to develop their personal and practical skills, gaining life changing experiences and qualifications as they enjoy fun with friends.

There are more than 1,200 volunteers across Wales who help over 4,400 active Cadets. They provide opportunities and inspiration to the next generation, also learning transferable skills themselves which can be used in their civilian lives.

The event was organised by RFCA for Wales – an organisation that has supported the Armed Forces for over 100 years. To learn more about opportunities available, visit: