What are the HM Lord-Lieutenant Awards?
HM Lord-Lieutenants are appointed by The Queen to represent her in each county of the United Kingdom. As a result, the honours they present are among the highest any individual can receive.
The awards are given to volunteers and cadets in recognition of their outstanding service and the Lord-Lieutenants made these awards at four ceremonies hosted by the RFCA in each of Yorkshire and the Humber’s four counties.
How do I make a nomination?
The closing date for the 2021 awards has now passed, each entry will be closely assessed ahead of the winners being announced later this year.
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Dates and times of ceremonies
- West Yorkshire – Tuesday 14 September 2021 in Leeds
- East Riding of Yorkshire – Thursday 16 September 2021 in Hull
- North Yorkshire – Thursday 21 October 2021 in York
- South Yorkshire – Thursday 28 October 2021 in Sheffield
What to expect at the awards events
The RFCA hosts the region’s four Lord-Lieutenant Awards ceremonies at a military establishment it manages in each of its county areas.
In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the events were filmed for the first time so they could be accessible to a wide audience online. The first of the ceremonies to be filmed was Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Andrew Coombe’s at Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield.
Videos of the other Lord-Lieutenant Awards ceremonies which took place in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire, are available on our YouTube channel.
What recipients say
“I was very proud to have been chosen as Lord-Lieutenant Cadet and am hugely grateful to the squadron staff for all the opportunities that have led to this.”
Cadet Flight Sergeant Jamie Butler of 148 (Barnsley) Squadron who was nominated and appointed as a Lord-Lieutenant Cadet for South Yorkshire in 2019.
“I’ve always set myself high standards and pushed myself to be the best version I can be. To be a Lord-Lieutenant Cadet is something I’ll always appreciate.” Cadet Sergean Morgan Bulman, Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF, who was nominated and appointed Lord-Lieutenant Cadet for East Riding of Yorkshire in 2020.
“Sea Cadets has given me confidence in everything I do and to be appointed a Lord-Lieutenant Cadet is a real highlight of my cadet career.” Leading Cadet Alfie Allen, Scarborough Sea Cadets, nominated and appointed as Lord-Lieutenant Cadet for North Yorkshire in 2020.