Exmouth's Charlotte named Lord Lieutenant of Devon cadet

PUBLISHED: 08:30 12 December 2018

Charlotte Gallagher has been named the Lord Lieutenant of Devon's cadet. Picture:Exmouth Sea Cadets

Charlotte Gallagher has been named the Lord Lieutenant of Devon's cadet. Picture:Exmouth Sea Cadets

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An Exmouth Sea Cadet has been awarded a top regional honour.

Leading Cadet Charlotte Gallagher, of Training Ship Exmouth, was proudly awarded with the Lord Lieutenant of Devon’s Cadet Badge of Office.

The Lord Lieutenant David Fursdon is the Queen’s representative in Devon and the award is highly prized.

Former Exmouth Community College pupil Charlotte attended the ceremony in Tiverton, despite being unwell at the time, showing her dedication and commitment to the role from the start.

The 17-year-old will attend high profile events during the next 12 months accompanying the Lord Lt and his deputy, having already attended the Remembrance service in Plymouth.

Charlotte was one of the cadets who handed over a wreath to the VIPs to be laid on the memorial.

She said: “I felt very surprised and overwhelmed when I found out that I had been selected to be the Lord Lt’s Cadet.

“It is a great honour to represent the Sea Cadets at this level.

“I am looking forward to attending more events alongside the Lord Lt and his deputy over the next year.”

Leading cadet Charlotte Gallagher joined TS Exmouth in September 2012.

Charlotte has worked her way up through the ranks from new entry cadet to leading cadet, and is now the senior cadet within the unit.

Since joining she has attended unit, district and area training weekends, gaining numerous qualifications.

Charlotte has represented the unit at district, area and national competitions and events over her time within the Sea Cadets meeting a lot of new friends along the way.

She attended the National Trafalgar Day Parade in London this year parading from Horse Guards Parade to Trafalgar Square then marching down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace.

Charlotte is looking at joining the Royal Navy as a seaman specialist and is hoping that the experience and knowledge she has gained from being a part of the Sea Cadets will help her along the way.

Last month Exmouth town mayor councillor Jeff Trail appointed RAF Air Cadet Sergeant Matt Bagnall as his cadet accompanying him for the Remembrance service in The Strand.

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