A Buckingham 17-year-old has been appointed a Lord Lieutenant Cadet.
Cadet Warrant Officer Adam Bradbury was appointed one of this year’s Bucks Lord Lieutenant Cadets at the Bucks Lord Lieutenant Awards ceremony, held in the prestigious surroundings of Stowe School last Wednesday.
Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher presented awards to members of the Reserve Forces and Cadets’ Associations and members of the local community.
The ceremony, sponsored by South East Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, was attended by local mayors, councillors and dignitaries, senior officers from the armed forces, family and friends.
Adam is currently working at Tesco in Buckingham while waiting for his date to joinn the regular RAF.
He said: “I am really looking forward to taking up the post of Lord Lieutenant Cadet. It is a lot about being in the public eye, wearing and promoting the uniform and the Air Cadets.”
The Officer Commanding Bucks and Herts Wing of the Air Training Corps, who nominated Adam for the post, said,:“He works hard at all his duties and is always willing to help others. He sets his standards high, to which other cadets can aspire. He will take these qualities into his duties as a Lord Lieutenant Cadet.”
Sir Henry also congratulates Cadets Matthew Grenham and Chris Collins on being awarded the St John Ambulance Life Saver Award.
The cadets, who both attend The Buckingham School, put their first aid skills to the test when they helped to save the life of a fellow school friend.
Both Cadets administered CPR to one of their fellow students when he collapsed during a rugby match at the school.
Matthew said: “Chris started the CPR as I ran to alert the school’s nurse and medics.
“I came back and took over, the air ambulance arrived and took Will to hospital, where he thankfully made a full recovery.”