His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire recognises reservists, cadets, cadet volunteers and military support staff in the county with top honour
His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner, officially appointed the 2023 Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets of North Yorkshire and presented Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards to individuals for exceptional commitment to services in the cadet and reserve forces. The ceremony was held last night at Worsley Barracks, York and was hosted by the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association for Yorkshire and the Humber. The event was attended by the Rt. Honourable The Lord Mayor of York and military officers and personnel.
About the Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards
The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award recognises cadets, cadet adult volunteers, reservists and military civilian support staff for their extraordinary efforts and supplements honours bestowed by His Majesty The King in the New Year and Birthday Honours Lists.
Cadets awarded become one of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets of their county supporting the Lord-Lieutenant at many ceremonial duties throughout the year. Duties can range from Royal Visits to services such as Remembrance Day. To receive this, cadets must be of the highest standard with excellent bearing, good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with others. Recipients should hold the rank of at least Able Cadet or Cadet Sergeant and should have been a cadet for at least two years. This award is the highest honour a cadet can achieve and offers opportunities unique only to the cadets recognised as Lord-Lieutenant Cadets.
The Lord-Lieutenant Award is also given to adult volunteers of any rank serving in the reserves and cadet forces and specifically recognise exceptional service rather than the length of time served as well as to military-civilian support staff for their work in the forces.
Recognition for service and duty
His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner, says:
It is with great pleasure to present the 2023 Lord-Lieutenant Award to seventeen individuals from North Yorkshire who have made substantial contributions to the public and the forces community. This truly is an impressive number of recipients in a single year and represents the exceptional dedication and achievements within our county’s Reserve and Cadet Forces. My deepest gratitude goes to all the award recipients for their unwavering commitment to their duties and work and my appreciation extends to the incoming Lord-Lieutenant Cadets who will support me in the upcoming year.
North Yorkshire recipients
The following individuals were recognised for their outstanding service:
Major Andrew Cooper, HQ 19th Light Brigade
Major David Crawford, 4X Cadet Training Team, Strensall
Captain Nick De Tscharner Vischer, 4X Cadet Training Team, Strensall
Colour Sergeant Darren Rose, 4th Battalion The Royal Yorkshire Regiment, Helmand Coy
Sergeant Mark Woodburn, A (Yorkshire) Squadron, The Queen’s Own Yeomanry
Air Specialist Class 1 Carl Vinand, 609 (West Riding) Squadron, reservist
Officer Cadet James Sanderson, Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron
Chief Petty Officer Michelle Blackburn, Eastern Area Sea Cadets, Harrogate
Major Christine Massey, Yorkshire (North and West) ACF, B Coy,
Squadron Leader Anthony Staincliffe, North Region RAF Air Cadets
Squadron Leader Adam Waudby, Central & East Yorkshire Wing HQ
Flight Lieutenant Carl Alsop, Central and East Yorkshire Wing, 2487 (Easingwold) Squadron
Flight Lieutenant Charlotte Bridges, Central and East Yorkshire Wing, 1323 (Ryedale) Squadron
2023 Lord-Lieutenant Cadets of North Yorkshire
Cadet Sergeant Gemma Carr, Royal Marine Cadet (Scarborough)
Cadet Company Sergeant Major William Kelly, ACF Cadet, Selby detachment
Cadet Flight Sergeant Andrew Prole, ATC Cadet, 739 (Scarborough) Squadron
Cadet Flight Sergeant Freddie Thomlinson, RAFAC CCF Cadet, Read School CCF, Selby