The video ceremony of the first of Yorkshire’s four Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Awards events has been launched online and attracted more than 1,500 viewers.
More than 100 viewers watched the South Yorkshire event live as it premiered on YouTube with hundreds more people watching the event ‘on demand’ and over the RFCA’s other media channels during the following five days.
Cadets and reserves
Pictured is HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr Andrew Coombe Esquire, as he filmed his part of the ceremony at Sheffield’s Endcliffe Hall.
The remaining three ceremonies have already been filmed and will premier at 7pm at www.YouTube.com/RFCAYH on the following dates:
West Yorkshire – 20 October
North Yorkshire – 22 October
East Riding of Yorkshire – 29 October.
Outstanding cadets and volunteers
The HM Lord-Lieutenant Awards honour outstanding cadets and volunteers (both reservists and cadet force adult volunteers) and are the highest awards any citizen can receive other than those conferred by The Queen in her Birthday and New Year’s Honours lists.
Mr Coombe told recipients: “I want you all to know how important this evening is. The fact that this is the first time we have ever had to do this in a virtual setting, in truth, makes it even more special.”
He met the award-winners after the premiere for a face-to-face chat after the premiere.
New Lord-Lieutenant Cadet for South Yorkshire, Cadet Corporal Oliver O’Brien of Sheffield Royal Marine Cadets, said: “It’s been an amazing evening.”