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134 (Bedford) Squadron
Air Training Corps
26th Nov 2013
Undertaking his official duties as one of three Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for Bedfordshire, Cadet Warrant Officer Jonathon Bell accompanied The Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Helen Nellis, at this year’s Remembrance Service held in Luton town centre.
The Service, held at the War Memorial outside the Town Hall, was attended by members of the armed forces, cadet forces, the general public and other community and youth organisations to mark Remembrance Sunday.
In his role as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, Jonathan provided valuable support and assistance to the Lord-Lieutenant throughout the service and at the civic reception following it.
Jonathon, a member of 134 (Bedford) Squadron, is the very first Air Cadet to hold this role in Bedfordshire, and since April he has diligently attended many civic functions and parades in the role.
Her Majesty The Queen appoints the Lord-Lieutenant for each County on the advice of the Prime Minister, who consults widely in the county concerned. Lord-Lieutenants cover all areas of the United Kingdom.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire is Her Majesty’s representative within the county and it is her foremost duty to uphold the dignity of the Queen.
CWO Bell said, “It is a real privilege to work with the Lord-Lieutenant and support her in her duties around the county. I have met some very interesting and influential people and been to some fantastic venues; it’s a real privilege to be in this position.”