A Royal Welcome from Barnsley Army Cadet


The Army Cadet Force (ACF) offers young people so many different opportunities and experiences, which was especially so for Cadet Company Sergeant Major (CSM) Samuel Curtis from C Company, Humberside & South Yorkshire ACF.

Samuel was recently appointed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Cadet of South Yorkshire, meaning that he assists the Lord-Lieutenant in the execution of his duties throughout the one year appointment.

And on 14 November, in his position as Lord-Lieutenants Cadet, CSM Curtis accompanied the Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe, to greet The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they made a visit to Barnsley.

The Duke and Duchess were there to officially open the new Centre Point UK Andy Norman Learning Hub, which will provide a dedicated space and resource for young people at risk of homelessness in Barnsley, helping improve their skills and work towards independence.

CSM Curtis said: ‘As the Lord-Lieutenants Cadet I was asked to give the Salute as the Duke & Duchess arrived and again as they left for The Duke of Wales 70th Birthday celebrations.

“It was an honour to not only represent the Lord-Lieutenant but also Humberside and South Yorkshire ACF too. Prince William, came over to me and thanked me personally. It’s definitely been a highlight of my cadet career so far.’

Report by CSM Curtis, Humberside & South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force

If you want to aim higher, feel more confident and get a head start on your future. If you’re interested in finding out more about becoming a cadet or adult volunteer, call 01377 253548 or visit www.armyacadets.com/humberyorkshireacf or find your local detachment here.

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