Kidderminster Student Undertakes First Lord Lieutenants Cadet Engagement to Mark Armed Forces Week

16-year-old Alex Brown, a year 11 student at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form Centre in Kidderminster, has undertaken his first engagement as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for the West Midlands at Himley Hall to commemorate of Armed Forces Week 2021.

As the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet Alex’s duties include accompanying the Lord Lieutenant at events, military services and any royal visits to the Midlands.

Said Alex: “This was my first engagement as a Lord Lieutenant's cadet which was a celebration of Armed Force Week 2021 at Himley Hall, where veterans were presented with their HM Armed Forces Badges and I met both the deputy Lord Lieutenant Richard Boot and the Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Anne Millward.

“The celebration started with an amazing afternoon tea, which was followed by speeches and badge presentations. During the afternoon I met lots of different veterans and currently serving military personnel from all three branches of the military, including an Ex 451 (Stourbridge) squadron cadet who had gone on to join the army. I also met some of the musicians from the Household Cavalry who I had previously played with in Windsor 2019."

The Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet is seen as the aide and representative of the cadet forces to the Royal family and is selected from one of the main cadet forces of the Army Cadet Force, Air Training Corps and Sea Cadets.

Headteacher, Pamela Leek-Wright, stated: “This is an incredible honour that has been awarded to Alex who is truly deserving of the position. We are all extremely proud of him and know that he will undertake his duties with commitment, determination and confidence, an attitude he has in all he undertakes and something that has qualified him so well for the role.”

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