Kidderminster Student Awarded the Prestigious Role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet

16-year-old Alex Brown, a year 11 student at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre in Kidderminster, has been awarded the prestigious role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for the West Midlands.

Awarded to one cadet from each of the 6 regions of the UK, the role is very prestigious, with cadets selected and appointed based on their outreach and participation within their squadron, detachment or unit, and is seen as one of the highest achievements in the Cadet Forces.

As the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet Alex’s duties will include accompanying the Lord Lieutenant at events such as Her Majesty the Queen's garden party and other military services including Remembrance Day and Battle of Britain day, as well as royal visits to the Midlands.

Said Alex: “It's an amazing honour and I am looking forward to carrying out my duties over the coming year. I would like to thank Pilot Officer Land of 451(Stourbridge) squadron ATC for nominating me and Holy Trinity School for their continued support.”

Alex’s parents added: “Alex Joined the Air cadets aged 13 years and has loved every minute of it. He has made the most of every opportunity they have given him. He works very hard and we are very proud that he has achieved Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet.”

The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet is seen as the aide and representative of the cadet forces to the Royal family and selected from one of the main cadet forces of the Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Sea Cadets. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Alex’s investiture ceremony will be held online and not in person.

Headteacher, Pamela Leek-Wright, stated: “We are all extremely pleased for Alex who is truly deserving of this honour. Anyone who has been privy to the support Alex has given during lockdown and his representation during remembrance events, will fully appreciate how justified this honour is.

“It goes without saying how proud we are of him and how excited we are for Alex and the many opportunities this position will offer.”