November sees the appointment of Hamish Urquhart as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet – continuing a long and largely unbroken line of King’s success in this important appointment.
Each year, the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, along with other counties up and down the country, appoints several young people to serve as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets. They are drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, the Air Training Corps, the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and from the civil uniformed youth organisations across county.
When on duty, Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets wear a distinctive sash with the badge of their appointment to denote their role. They assist the Lord-Lieutenant as required – often on parade for Royal visits – and act as ambassadors for their organisations and the young people of Somerset.
They were chosen on their merits within their respective Cadet forces, but also for their dedication and work within the local community. The accolade recognises and honours, true commitment and dedication to the county’s Reserve and Cadet Force.
The Lord-Lieutenant, Anne Maw, presented Hamish with his award during a ceremony at The Bishop’s Palace, Wells.