Cadet meets prince Ed­ward dur­ing spe­cial as­sign­ment

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A LEADER from the town’s air cadets squadron met roy­alty while un­der­tak­ing of­fi­cial du­ties in a spe­cial role.

Cadet War­rant Of­fi­cer Emily Bethell from 236 (Bolling­ton) Squadron Air Train­ing Corps has been un­der­tak­ing of­fi­cial du­ties as the Lord Lieu­tenant of Cheshire’s Cadet.

Lord Lieu­tenant David Briggs has du­ties in­clud­ing ar­rang­ing royal vis­its to the county and pre­sent­ing hon­ours and awards on be­half of the Queen.

Emily es­corted the Lord Lieu­tenant and Prince Ed­ward, The Earl of Wes­sex, who were trav­el­ling to an event in War­ring­ton. The Earl plays an ac­tive role in The Duke of Ed­in­burgh Award and vis­ited Cheshire in con­nec­tion with its di­a­mond an­niver­sary.

A spokesper­son for the cadets said: “Emily was priv­i­leged to es­cort the Lord Lieu­tenant of Cheshire and His Royal High­ness The Earl of Wes­sex who were trav­el­ling to an event in War­ring­ton. The Lord Lieu­tenant kindly pre­sented Cadet War­rant Of­fi­cer Bethell to The Earl of Wes­sex when he ar­rived. The Earl plays a very ac­tive role in The Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s Award both as a UK and In­ter­na­tional Trustee and, in that ca­pac­ity, he was vis­it­ing DINE Con­tract Cater­ing in War­ring­ton to cel­e­brate their di­a­mond an­niver­sary.”

Bolling­ton Air Cadets squadron takes part in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties and pa­rades ev­ery Mon­day and Thurs­day at 7pm at The Slaugh­ter House, Shrigley Road, Bolling­ton.

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