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Cadet Meets Royal

Article posted: Apr 14, 2010 by sl6

Cadet Corporal Charlotte Wilkinson-Burnett of 1181 (Syston) Squadron was this week lucky enough to meet HRH Prince Harry. Charlotte who was attending an expedition in the Breacon Beacons, mid Wales, met the Prince when he took time to visit cadets that were preparing for a trip to Lesotho, Africa, to help with voluntary work for his charity Sentebale.

Harry chatted to cadets on their walk through the Beacons and was later presented a commemorative plaque.

Sixty cadets will fly to Africa in August and are set to trek through the Drakensburg Mountains and help Sentebale on projects to build and paint schools.

HRH Prince Harry signs Cdt Cpl Wilkinson-Burnett’s cast.

Corporal Wilkinson-Burnett suffered a broken wrist whilst participating in a Wing hockey tournament last month. Her cast, which had already been signed by friends, soon had a new message on it as the Prince signed ‘Get Well Soon! Harry.’

When asked about her cast, Charlotte said “I’m keeping it now, I’m putting it in a glass case. They are not going to cut this cast off me”.

By Cdt Sgt Dan Garlick – 1181 (Syston) Sqn