On Monday 26th October Flt Sgt Luke Dale of 2070 (Glenfield) Squadron was invested as the Lord Lieutenants Cadet for Leicestershire at County Hall in Glenfield. The Lord Lieutenant has three cadets each year nominated by the Sea Cadets Corps, the Army Cadet Force, and the Air Training Corps. Cadets are nominated for their outstanding contribution to their respective cadets units. After joining the ATC in 2005 Luke has attended numerous courses and won many Squadron awards for outstanding achievement, most notably being a C Category Gliding Instructor and the Senior Flight Staff Cadet at 643 VGS.
CFS Luke Dale with Lady Gretton
In recommending Luke as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet his Commanding Officer, Flt Lt Mayoh-Smith, commented that “Flt Sgt Dale’s achievements speak for themselves, and his commitment to cadet activities is of the highest standard. He spends most weekends at RAF Syerston where he instructs younger cadets and staff alike to fly the winch launched Viking glider. He is highly motivated and I am confident that his performance as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet will be a credit to the Squadron.”
The Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets will support Lady Gretton on special occasions such as Royal Visits, Remembrance Sunday, and the County Service. The cadets were joined at the ceremony by their families at the invitation of the Chairman of the County Council who hosted the event.
By CI Carl Anderson
2070 Sqn Media & Communications Officer