Honour for Jasmine

June 9, 2017

Cadets from Alness-based 379 (County of Ross) Squadron were honoured to host Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Ross & Cromarty, Mrs Janet Bowen. 

Mrs Bowen visited the Squadron on 25 May to present the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet award to Flight Sergeant Jasmine Henderson (pictured, above).

The award is selected annually and is bestowed on cadets who show outstanding contributions to their unit and community. Nominations are passed to HRFCA for scrutiny and then forwarded onto the respective Lord-Lieutenant for consideration.

The role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet lasts for one year and during that time Flight Sergeant Henderson will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in formal duties and will act as an ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets and the young people of Ross & Cromarty.

Flying Officer David Anderson RAFVR(T), Commanding Officer of 379 Squadron, said: “We are delighted to have a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet in our Squadron, the last one being Sergeant Stephanie Hirst, from Invergordon, in 2013.

“It is always a pleasure to see a cadet being presented with any award but this one – combined with a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of Ross & Cromarty – adds extra pride.

“Flight Sergeant Henderson has just completed her exams at Invergordon Academy and we look forward to her continued success as our senior cadet and Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet.”