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Cadets honoured at Hammersmith Town Hall

Three cadets were presented with the prestigious deputy lieutenant award at Hammersmith Town Hall in recognition of their hard work.

Cadet flight sergeant Josef Tauron and Cadet Corporal Raphelle Burgess-Jones of the RAF and sergeant Cameron Collis of the army cadets were honoured by H&F’s deputy lieutenant Sandy Cahill.

The H&F Youth Mayor Aminata Koroma, H&F Mayor Cllr Mercy Umeh, H&F Representative for the Armed Forces Cllr Alan De’Ath, as well as Chelsea pensioners and members of the armed forces were among those honouring the cadets.

“The commitment and dedication shown by these cadets is an inspiration, said Cllr De’Ath.

“They are wonderful role models for Hammersmith & Fulham’s young people and we’re proud they serve in our borough.”

The deputy lieutenant award recognises achievement and outstanding service as one of London’s cadets. Only 60 are awarded throughout all London to all cadet services each year.

Cadet flight sergeant Tauron and cadet corporal Burgess-Jones, of 344 (Fulham) Squadron were nominated for their work helping younger cadets and their enthusiasm for every aspect of the unit’s work.

“I am proud to have them at the squadron and I am positive that this is only one of many achievements they have to come in their future,” said pilot officer William Dooley, of the RAF’s volunteer reserve.

Sergeant Collis, of 206 detachment, Middlesex and North West London Army Cadet Force was praised by his commandant.

“He is a very hard working and enthusiastic young man who has made an outstanding contribution to his detachment and to the corp of drummers,” said colonel Mark Hodgson.

“He throws himself into all activities and takes on responsibility whenever possible. The deputy lieutenant award is a fitting award for his commitment and achievements.”

The deputy lieutenant is the queen’s representative in the borough.

The event at Hammersmith Town Hall was held on 21 April.