In the summer of 2014 cadets from Jersey were given the chance to apply, for the first time, a position as Lieutenant Governors Cadet. The position would require cadets to help His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey with Royal Visits, special military parades and other important events. This would be awarded to the six of the Islands best cadets, applications were invited from the Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force, Combined Cadet Force and of course the Air Training Corps.
Three cadets from 7 Overseas (Jersey) Squadron made it through to the interview stage. After an anxious few weeks, news came through that all three of the cadets had been successful in their interview and were now officially Lieutenant Governors Cadet’s alongside three other cadets from the CCF.
A special reception was held at Government House and Sgt Nanneke Boxall, Sgt Jean-Luc Heath and Sgt James Van Neste were presented their awards by His Excellency General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO surrounded by their families. Sgt. Van Neste said “it will be a fantastic opportunity to represent my squadron as one of these few Lieutenant Governors Cadet’s”. Sgt. Heath said “it will be a huge honour to help the Lieutenant Governors Cadet in this prestigious position.”