Doncaster teenager appointed as a Lord-Lieutenant's Cadet

A Doncaster teenager who is a member of Thorne Sea Cadets has been honoured by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 2:15 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th September 2019, 7:07 pm
Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 03 September, 2019. Pictured: Chloe Feirn, Lord Lieutenant. Reserve Forces & Cadets Association, Lord Lieutenants Awards, Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield

Chloe Feirn, 16, of Thorne, Doncaster has had her efforts recognised for her outstanding contribution to the cadet forces.

As a result she has been awarded the highest honour a cadet from any service can receive which is the appointment as a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet.

The role means that Chloe will assist Her Majesty’s Lord lieutenant of South Yorkshire Andrew Coombe Esq. in his duties for the coming year.

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Her appointment was made at special ceremony in Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield, last week.

As well as Chloe, three other cadets were honoured in the ceremony.

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant said: “The cadet movement has a transformative impact on the lives of young people and I am delighted to be able to recognise three truly inspirational cadets who have grasped all the opportunities that being a cadet has given them and emerged as fantastic role models. I am looking forward to them joining me on many of my duties in the year ahead.”

After joining the cadets in 2015, Chloe achieved qualifications in catering, first-aid, piping and a range of waterborne qualifications. She is the first cadet in her detachment to reach the rank of l eading cadet in many years and, after completing a BTEC in Applied Science at Selby College, she aims to become a medic in the Royal Navy.

She was nominated by Sea Cadet Commander Keith Bingham. He said: “Chloe is a cadet who puts in the effort to encourage others around her to achieve bigger and better things.

“She spends time with the young cadets and gives them encouragement and advice when needed. She is the standard to which we aspire for all our cadets.”

Chloe said: “I am so honoured to be a Lord Lieutenant Cadet and feel I should use my new position to inspire others in my unit to aim to get where I am today.”