Meritorious cadet forces members are flying high

Four people associated with Bedfordshire’s cadet forces have been presented with prestigious awards.

The quartet received Certificates for Meritorious Service from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, at a special ceremony held at Jordan’s Mill, near Broom.

The four recipients and their family members were joined by dignitaries including the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, the Countess of Erroll; Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council, Cllr David Bowater; Mayor of Luton, Cllr Dave Taylor; Speaker of Bedford Borough Council, Cllr Wendy Rider; Lt Commander Ruth Bell MBE DL RNR, Bedfordshire District Officer; Lt Colonel Jonathan Searle, Beds and Herts Army Cadet Force and Wing Commander Anthony Kelly, Officer Commanding Beds and Cambs Wing ATC.

The recipients honoured were:

  • Petty Officer Carl Worker – Dunstable Sea Cadet Unit
  • Sergeant Major Instructor Nicholas Dilley and Staff Sergeant Instructor Gwyneth Price – Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force
  • Flight Sergeant James Tye – 134 (Bedford) Squadron Air Training Corps

Mrs Nellis said: “I was delighted to celebrate the achievements and huge contribution of the people who received certificates at the ceremony.

“They are an inspiration to us all and a reminder of how much difference each of us can make when we go the extra mile to serve in these important organisations in our communities.

“It was a particular pleasure to conduct the ceremony at Jordan’s Mill, one of Bedfordshire historic treasures, where we received a very warm welcome.”

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