Cadet meets prince Edward during special assignment
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.