Left to Right: Keown Seldon, Benjamin Cornforth, Matthew Brewer, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis, Chloe Bezer, Toby Shortman and Lukas Wescott Photo Credit: June Essex Photography

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis recently appointed her cadets for 2021/2022 at a ceremony held at Bedford Modern School by kind permission of the Head, Mr Alex Tate.

The role of Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets is to support the Lord-Lieutenant in carrying out her duties and their selection and appointment acknowledges their outstanding contribution to their cadet service and to the community.

This year’s cadets are:

  • Cadet Corporal Benjamin Cornforth (Luton Royal Marines Cadet Detachment)
  • Cadet Sergeant Matthew Brewer (Bedford Modern School Combined Cadet Force)
  • Cadet Staff Sergeant Chloe Bezer (Beds & Herts Army Cadet Force)
  • Flight Sergeant Toby Shortman (Henlow Squadron, Air Training Corps)
  • Cadet Sergeant Cameron Moore (St John Ambulance)
  • Drill Cadet Lukas Wescott (Bedfordshire Police Cadets)
  • Cadet Crew Manager Keown Seldon (Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service)

Speaking after the commissioning the Lord-Lieutenant said:

“My Lord-Lieutenant Cadets continue to impress me year on year with their professionalism, dedication to the county and confidence in meeting a wide range of people.

“They represent some of the finest young people of Bedfordshire and I am excited for the year ahead. I wish my new Lord-Lieutenant Cadets a fulfilling and rewarding year.”

Those present at the ceremony included representatives from the various cadet organisations, Deputy Lieutenants and cadets’ family members.