Lord-Lieutenants Cadets

The Lord-Lieutenant has a role to play in supporting the military in London: regulars, reserves and cadets. To that end, he is President of the Greater London Reserve Forces’ and Cadets Association (GLRFCA): a non-political, not-for-profit organisation that supports the Volunteer Reserve Forces of the Navy, Army and Air Force, and the Cadets within Greater London. They provide an essential representative link between the military forces and the local community, raise awareness of the benefits and skills gained through part-time military service and assist with recruiting. They also maintain the Reserve Forces and Cadets estate.

Every year the Lord-Lieutenant appoints three Cadets from the Sea, Army and Air Cadets across the city to help him perform his duties.

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LORD-LIEUTENANT’S CADETS

These Cadets are selected in recognition of the outstanding example and devotion to duty they have displayed, as a Cadet and member of the Community. During the next 12 months they will assist the Lord-Lieutenant in his duties and will attend great occasions.

SCC Petty Officer Cadet Malika Wakilzada

ACF Cadet Sergeant Sam Catmur

ATC Cadet Sergeant Robert Johnson

ACF Cadet Sergeant Sam Catmur

33 Cadet Detachment, City of London and NE Sector ACF

Length of Service: 4years 9months

Sergeant Catmur progressed well through the APC syllabus and has really excelled at Shooting. His patience, diligence and judgement has enabled him to complete the highest level of shooting assessments (3/4 Star). He has progressed in the .22 Cadet 100 Shooting competition and has represented in 5.56mm full bore shooting. As a senior cadet Sergeant Catmur has assisted with the delivery of all syllabus topics but he excels at coaching the shooting team.

Sergeant Catmur also planned and delivered a Community Engagement volunteering initiative – the renovation of an overgrown area at the back of the unit. He planned the renovation and motivated 20 of his NCO peers and junior cadets to attend and support the initiative

SCC Petty Officer Cadet Malika Wakilzada                

Rickmansworth & Watford

POC Wakilzada is a Duke of Edinburgh Award holder, a Cadet Drill Instructor and Royal Yachting Association Safety Boat Helm). She is a natural leader, as demonstrated when performing in the Unit’s drill team at the 2022 National Drill Competition. Since then she gone on to become a Drill Instructor.

POC Wakilzada was selected as District Cadet of the Year for 2022.

ATC Cadet Sergeant Robert Johnson      

1159 (Edmonton) Squadron, Middlesex Wing, RAF Air Cadets

Since joining 1159 (Edmonton) Squadron 5 years ago, Sergeant Johnson has become a well-rounded cadet and has completed his Silver DofE award, St John Ambulance Activity First Aid award, Gold Musician badge (Musician in RAFAC National String Ensemble in 2021) and has achieved Master Air Cadet classification. Sergeant Johnson is an Instructor Cadet.

Sergeant Johnson has represented Middlesex Wing in Marksmanship competitions achieving a Cadet 100 in 2022 and was recognised by the Rep DL for Enfield in 2022 with a DL’s commendation.

Sergeant Johnson demonstrates the qualities of an aspiring young leader and has tutored and supervised of the Unit’s most junior cadets, setting an impeccable standard. He has had meaningful contribution to the Cadet Experience of cadets not only on his Squadron but across the RAF Air Cadets.