His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire recognises reservists, cadets, cadet volunteers and military support staff in the county with top honour
Thursday 21 September 2023 – His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Mr Jim Dick OBE officially appointed the 2023 Lord-Lieutenant Cadets of the East Riding of Yorkshire and presented Lord-Lieutenant Awards to individuals for exceptional commitment to services in the cadet and reserve forces. The event was held at 150 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps’ base at Middleton Barracks in Hull who hosted the event along with the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association for Yorkshire and the Humber. In attendance was the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Deputy Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Town Mayor of Goole and the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull and Admiral of the Humber, Kalvin Neal, who was also a 2023 Lord-Lieutenant Award recipient.
About the award
The Lord-Lieutenant 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 Awards are 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.
The Lord-Lieutenant said:
It is a pleasure to acknowledge and celebrate the work and efforts of individuals who have made distinguished contributions to their communities. From our young adults who have shown unwavering dedication to their cadet duties, to adult volunteers who are committed to delivering impactful programmes and services.
A Lord-Lieutenant Cadet appointment is a true mark that merits an individual’s distinct excellence. A nod to our volunteers credits the selfless work that aims to make opportunities possible for our cadets and forces operations so all can access the chance to learn, grow and develop.
We are so fortunate to have such exemplary citizens in East Riding of Yorkshire.
East Riding of Yorkshire recipients
The following individuals were recognised for their outstanding service:
Warrant Officer Class 2 Aaron Morfitt, 150 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps
Sergeant Kalvin Neal, 4th Battalion The Royal Yorkshire Regiment
Louise Collier, 250 Medical Squadron
Chief Petty Officer John Holah, Eastern Area Sea Cadets, Hull
Colour Sergeant Paul Hofman, Eastern Area Sea Cadets, Hull
Captain Hollie Troughton, Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force
Staff Sergeant Instructor John Drury, Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force
Sergeant Instructor Joanna Brentano, Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force
Sergeant Instructor Christopher Brewin, Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force
Civilian Instructor Andrew Cooper, Central and East Yorkshire Wing, 152 (City of Hull) Squadron
Civilian Instructor Stephen Thrower, Central and East Yorkshire Wing, 152 (City of Hull) Squadron
Cadet Lance Corporal Oliver Reid, Eastern Area Sea Cadets, Hull
Cadet Company Sergeant Major Annie Fairburn, Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force
Cadet Flight Sergeant Callum McGrath, Central and East Yorkshire Wing, 152 (City of Hull) Squadron
Cadet Flight Sergeant Callum McGrath says:
“For over five years, I have had the privilege of calling myself an air cadet. I am proud each and every time I put on the uniform, and am forever grateful for the experiences that it has given me. Becoming the representative for the air cadets to the Lord-Lieutenant is a great honour, and is a wonderful opportunity to be the face of the organisation that has given me and so many others my age opportunities like no other. I can only thank all of the staff, instructors and peers that have helped me throughout my cadet career and have made me the cadet I am today. I look forward to the future and working with the Lord-Lieutenant over the coming year.”